Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New York Unemployed To Scub Subways?

I just read that the MTA may require that anyone receiving New York unemployment benefits to work for their benefits scrubbing the subways of New York. The program would provide New York City with cheap labor to clean the subway. MTA also is pointing out that using those on NYS Unemployment Benefits it is also a way to provide job training possibly leading to full time employment. This is to cover the loss of 173 cleaner positions who were laid off a year ago. The program is receiving favorable reviews from New York residents who would like to see those receiving unemployment benefits putting in some work. Oddly this was tried in the past an it was determined that it was cheaper to go without the free labor from the unemployed.