While the Bronx unemployment rate has been continuously improving, it still is the highest in New York State. That is why Gustavo is committed to bring new and quality jobs to the Bronx, helping connect employers to job seekers and supporting programs and educational institutions that prepare our workforce to be competitive for today’s job market. Gustavo Rivera also believes that successful small businesses are critical to a thriving community.
Partnered with the Department of Labor to help Bronx residents with their resumes and to help connect them to employment opportunities.
Partnered with the Department of Labor to talk to small business owners about State programs that would help alleviate their training costs for new employees.
Fought to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and to establish paid family leave.
Worked with community leaders on the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, which will bring hundreds of jobs to surrounding community.
Held numerous job fairs throughout the 33rd Senate District that have led hundreds of Bronx residents to secure interviews and land jobs with dozen of employers.