New York Daily News

10G hires for cleanup

- Shant Shahrigian

The city will hire 10,000 workers for a new “City Cleanup Corps” starting this month, Mayor de Blasio plans to announce Tuesday.

The move comes after budget cuts caused reductions in litter pick up last year, leading to complaints of trash piling up across the city and prompting residents to do the dirty work themselves.

“In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the nation’s economic recovery by improving infrastruc­ture, putting Americans back to work and restoring civic pride in our public spaces,” he said in a statement. “New York City is leading the way in doing it again.”

The city will hire 1,000 workers this month, with another 7,700 positions to be posted in July and the rest of the corps hired after that, according to de Blasio’s office. Their tasks will include beautifyin­g public spaces, graffiti removal, pressure washing sidewalks, tending community gardens and more. The price tag was not immediatel­y provided.

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