New York City is hiring people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and help clean up their neighborhoods.
DANA TYLER: The city is hiring people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and help clean up their neighborhoods. Today, Mayor de Blasio announced the launch of a new City Cleanup Corps. 10,000 jobs are being created to remove graffiti, pressure wash sidewalks, beautify parks, and maintain the Open Streets program. The mayor says the goal is to help get people back to work while restoring pride in public places.
BILL DE BLASIO: We have so many things that we need to do, and now, having a dedicated group of New Yorkers who are gonna go out there and make this city shine, that's gonna speed the recovery.
DANA TYLER: The mayor says the City Cleanup Corps is inspired by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal during the Great Depression. The program will be funded by the latest stimulus bill signed by President Biden.