Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says that the city is launching a program to help the unemployed and under-employed get jobs in the environmental construction industry.
The Rochester Environmental Job Training Program will help train city residents for full-time jobs with environmental construction and cleanup companies.
Warren says the program will give people the skills they need to earn a living in a growing industry and also help clean up contaminated properties around the city.
This program is being funded through a federal grant.
The City Department of Environmental Services (DES) will host four informational sessions for prospective students in the month of January. All meetings will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations:
• Jan. 10: David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North Street;
• Jan. 12: Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.;
• Jan. 17: Campbell Street R-Center, 524 Campbell St.;
• Jan. 19: Danforth R-Center, 200 West Ave.