10,000 Jobs Coming To New York State Thanks To Major Renovation Of Airport
A major renovation to an airport in New York State is expected to bring 10,000 jobs. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement on Thursday, September 9, 2022, about the $9.5 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The project was initially expected to break ground in 2020, but it was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2.4 million square foot, state-of-the-art renovation is expected to create 10,000 jobs, including 6,000 construction jobs.
The investments we are making today will ensure all New Yorkers, and the tens of millions of people who come here every year, have a first-class travel experience tomorrow - all while creating more than 10,000 jobs.
~ Gov. Kathy Hochul
In addition to jobs, the renovation is expected to put money in the pockets of businesses around the state and locally in Queens, where JFK is located. The state's goal is to include a third minority and women-owned businesses in the huge project.
New York Tri-State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors President Nayan Parikh said,
We would like to congratulate Governor Kathy Hochul on her great leadership and unwavering support of the MWBE community. Also, we'd like to compliment the Port Authority for their foresight in creating more than 10,000 jobs with a steadfast 30 percent MWBE goal. NAMC and our committed Board and members are ready to provide resources and capacity building to wholeheartedly support this impactful effort.
Here Are The Top 5 Most Deadly Jobs In New York State
In New York State, there were 223 total fatal injuries reported in 2020, which is the most recent data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 5 deadliest jobs in NEw York State are listed below:
5. Waste Services
4. Retail Trade
3. Installation, Maintenance, Building, Grounds, and Repair Occupations