Since its grand opening in September, the Barclays Center has created some 2,000 permanent jobs. However, the heavily-subsidized establishment does not offer health insurance benefits to the bulk of its employees.
DNAinfo's Leslie Albrecht unveiled that, of those 2,000 jobs, just 100 are full-time. The remaining employees receive no benefits whatsoever. Forest City Ratner spokesperson Ashley Cotton explained the reasoning at a recent meeting, saying "There are no health benefits because they're part-time employees."
Several people are calling bullshit, especially since "hundreds of millions" of taxpayer dollars were used to subsidize the structure.
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