Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) has announced two new job opportunities at the Barclays Center, for concessions workers and housekeeping positions.
These positions are separate from the recruitment drive held over the summer, as well as the overnight positions announced in October and the line cook jobs announced earlier this month.
FCRC has committed to prioritizing the hiring of candidates from Community Boards 2, 3, 6 and 8, NYCHA residents and graduates of BUILD.
Pre-screening recruitment events will be held in Downtown Brooklyn today through Friday, November 28-30. All interested and qualified candidates must attend a pre-screening event to be considered for a position. Registration is required to attend pre-screening events. Final interviews will be conducted starting Friday, November 30, 2012.
Pacific Park Brooklyn is seriously delayed, Forest City Realty Trust said yesterday in a news release, which further acknowledged that the project has caused a $300 million impairment, or write-down of the asset, as the expected revenues no longer exceed the carrying cost.
The Cleveland-based developer, parent of Brooklyn-based Forest City Ratner, which is a 30% investor in Pacific Park along with 70% partner/overseer Greenland USA, blamed the "significant impairment" on an oversupply of market-rate apartments, the uncertain fate of the 421-a tax break, and a continued increase in construction costs.
While the delay essentially confirms the obvious, given that two major buildings have not launched despite plans to do so, it raises significant questions about the future of the project, including:
if market-rate construction is delayed, will the affordable h…