We are pleased that the developer of Empire Outlets has committed to move forward with this $220 million project in a manner that has the support of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, SEIU 32BJ and the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council.
Residents of Staten Island, working men and women can be confident that Empire Outlets will create jobs that pay good wages with health insurance, retirement security and investments in training and education that will allow employees, including new entrants into the work force from the local community, to support their families, advance their careers and join the middle class.
The agreement to create good jobs comes one year after Hurricane Sandy devastated many parts of Staten Island.
This effort demonstrates that we can pursue responsible development where business wins, working people win and residents of local communities win.
Build Up NYC is an alliance of working men and women committed to good jobs that sustain the middle class and to responsible development.