Mayor Michael Bloomberg, already a Brooklyn Nets season ticket-holder, visited Barclays Center Thursday morning to announce that the Nets and the arena will put 2,000 people to work, most as full-time employees. He also announced that the city will hold two job fairs this summer to fill those positions. The jobs number is somewhat larger than originally estimated.
The Nets' 150 business staffers are already set up at MetroTech, Bruce Ratner's office complex a subway stop away from the arena. The basketball operations staff will continue to come to work at the PNY Center in East Rutherford for another year. The Nets are expected to build a new training facility closer to Brooklyn sometime in the next two years.
- Mayor Bloomberg happy to have Nets in Brooklyn - Rod Boone - New York Newsday
- Bruce Ratner: Wait and see on Islanders to Barclays Center - Rod Boone - New York Newsday
Mayor Bloomberg, Marty Markowitz and Bruce Ratner hoop it up at Nets new home - Erin Durkin - New York Daily News
Barclays Center will bring thousands of new jobs to Brooklyn - Dave Evans - 7Online
New Brooklyn Home for the Nets Will Provide Thousands of Local Jobs, Bloomberg Brags - Sam Levin - Village Voice
- Bruce Ratner on Naming The Nets - The Politicker
- Yup, This IS The New Brooklyn Nets Logo - Ben Yakas - Gothamist
- Step Inside The Barclays Center, Where Mayor Bloomberg Promises Local Jobs - Gothamist