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April 30, 2012

How many full-time jobs at the Barclays Center? Not 150-200, as announced four days ago, but just 105, as explained in Community Board presentation

Atlantic Yards Report

At the April 26 press conference on a promised 2000 jobs at the Barclays Center, officials said that 150-200 of the jobs would be full-time.

In fact, the New York Daily News reported that "some 90%" would be part-time, indicating approximately 200 full-time jobs, and the New York Post reported 200 full-time jobs.

Actually, according to a presentation prepared by Forest City Ratner and delivered tonight to a committee of Community Board 6, the company estimates only 105 full-time jobs, plus 1901 part-time jobs.

Even if the numbers are approximate, that's a dramatic difference.

Though some of the CB members were cordially inquisitive during the lightly attended meeting, given the board's experience with promises from Ikea, nobody brought up the discrepancy between the numbers in the presentation and the numbers mentioned last week.
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Questions

Would people with criminal records be hired?

"We weigh each case separately," said AEG's David Anderson, who noted that the firm does background checks.

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NoLandGrab: That question was a little off-base — the criminal records usually come while people are ON Forest City Ratner's payroll.

Posted by eric at April 30, 2012 10:22 PM