Jobless benefits expire for some workers

BROOKLYN - Unemployment benefits expired Monday for more than 200,000 people in Brooklyn and the rest of the country.

Groups such as Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow say its resource center in Bushwick had more than 1,600 people seek job training in the past year.

?Things are starting to open up across the board ... more law firms, legal professions and with the government,? says Randy Peers, Executive Director of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow.

About 162,000 temporary jobs were added in March nationwide, the most created in nearly three years. However, unemployment remains at 9.7 percent.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 1 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three 2 3 children among victims in New York City house fire
News 12 takes to Facebook to discuss the 3 The Buzz: Calm weekend in Coney Island
The New York City nonprofit Guardian Angels stepped 4 Guardian Angels increase patrols in Coney Island
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 23

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.