Citywide Ferry Service preparing to hire 200 workers
The Citywide Ferry Service is now hiring and they are preparing to hire 200 employees.
The program has not been launched yet, but the city says when it does it will be a benefit for all of the boroughs.
The boats for the Citywide Ferry Service will be docked, fueled and maintained at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says it will connect the boroughs more easily and ease rush hour stress.
"Over half a million people will live within half a mile of one of those ferry stops. Half a mile. Walking distance," de Blasio says.
The jobs that will be available include captains, deck hands, engineers and maintenance workers. People in the surrounding area will be looked at first in the applicant pool.
Cameron Clark, of Hornblower Cruises and Events, says that extensive training will be required for these positions.
The route will service 21 neighborhoods across the five boroughs and additional routes may be added in the future.