Our business support consultants work within multiple sectors and offer solutions for a range of front of house and back office support roles including, but not limited to: Reception and Front Desk, Administration Support, Personal and Executive Assistants, Compliance, Human Resources, Document Control & Helpdesk Support.
I want to express my highest regard and gratification to the great amount of attention that Amanda has provided me with during my job search process. Amanda constantly communicates and follows up and truly has my best interest at heart. While other recruiters have initially contacted me, and I have never heard from them again, Amanda continues to understand the sensitivity and urgency to find employment for those searching. She truly understands the nature of recruitment. I have been working with recruiters both for my personal job search and for recruiting staff for many many years, and Amanda is one of the most personable and attentive people I have ever worked with. She truly epitomizes exactly what a recruiter is and should be. Amanda and 1st Step Senior leadership should be very proud of their efforts. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and attention.
I want to thank 1st Step for bringing this employment opportunity to me, as well as others in the NYC area. I wouldn't be in a position to accept this opportunity without you reaching out to me and managing the process. Without your involvement, I simply wouldn’t have known about the organization I am now working for. You certainly have a strong skill set in finding, vetting, and matching people with good employment opportunities. You are very professional and have been a delight to work with. I am looking forward to meeting you soon in NYC. I will also keep you in mind if I know of any positions you can work to fill.
I recently took over as VP of Operations for the company I work for and one of my first goals was to improve the quality of our personnel. Although quite a few recruiters contacted us trying to help us fill an immediate need, 1st Step Solutions was the company we decided to work with. My first interaction was with Katherine Castellanos and from the start I was impressed with her professionalism, her positive energy, and her patience to help us find the right candidate. Needless to say we would recommend 1st Step Solutions and Katherine Castellanos to any company looking to add quality people to their workforce.”
New York City has entered it’s biggest construction boom it has seen in generations. The city has come a long way from 2008 where the industry had taken a severe downward turn. In June, the city census reported that the city had issued 17,8054 permits. More than half went to Brooklyn projects with most of the rest being split between Manhattan and Queens. Even with most development permits going to the borough of Brooklyn, Manhattan maintains the top spot for the most expensive projects. This is largely due to Manhattan’s Hudson Yards project. Hudson Yards is Manhattan’s current large-scale redevelopment plan. It is making history as the largest private real estate development in history. This is also the largest development the city has seen since Rockefeller Center clocking in at over 1 million square feet of retail and mixed-use space. Hudson Yards 500 West 33rd Street is the city’s largest and most expensive project. Being built by Tishman Construction the mixed-use building is valued at $ 576.68 Million. New York City’s skyline continues to grow and develop which will guarantee the city’s boom to continue for the years to come.
New York City maintains the top spot for 2 years in a row as the most expensive city to build in around the world according to Turner and Townsend’s annual report, the 2018 International Construction Market Survey. On average it cost $362 per square foot to build in New York City. As far as labor goes the city’s average that a construction employee will make an hour is $98.30. Wages for construction employees are starting to rise to meet the demands of a busy market. Contractors have seen a 10% increase in their hourly wage to $29.63 per hour as well. New York City large-scale projects such as Hudson Yards, Pacific Park and Essex Crossing has brought in over 30,000 jobs into the city. There is a high demand for skilled employees. Many companies are willing to pay generous salaries as well as offer great benefits to attract top talent to their companies. Senior level roles with these companies can see salaries reaching 200K. With many of the projects in development, now is the time to enter a thriving industry.