Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Jobs at Atlantic Yards: from "created" to "provided" to [blank]

Forest City Ratner's new web site, which debuted in mid-April, initially promised "18,000 jobs created." I pointed out that no such number would be created, since at least some would move from elsewhere (not to mention that the 15,000 promised construction jobs means 1500 jobs a year over ten years).

In a follow-up brochure, FCR claimed "18,000 jobs provided." Now FCR has edited the relevant web page to say, simply, "18,000 jobs." Still, another page claims that the project would be "creating over 15,000 union construction jobs, over 3,800 permanent jobs..."

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