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SEFCU to Pay Cohoes Community Center Employees Final Week of Work Wages



TroyRecord.com

Officials recently announced that the roughly 70 employees of the Cohoes Community Center will receive the wages they are owed for their final week of work. The community center recently abruptly shut down due to financial difficulties.

Officials said the payment of these wages was made possible thanks to the generosity of SEFCU.

The Cohoes Community Center Board of Directors said they are working to ensure that the delivery of employee paychecks will occur in a timely fashion.

“We realize that there are still many outstanding issues that will need to be resolved regarding the sudden closure of the Cohoes Community Center, and we continue to work hard to address them,” said Board Chair David Mitola in a news release. “This is a positive first step as we continue to work with community and business leaders on plans to help the Cohoes Community Center resume operation and once again serve the children and families of our city.”

In addition to making employees whole by funding the payroll shortfall,  officials said SEFCU is donating the money necessary to cover short-term utility costs.

“At its core, SEFCU is a community support organization. We work hard every day to be able to help people when they need it most. In this case, we’re providing the funds necessary to ensure that hard-working people in Cohoes receive the wages they earned, and their families do not suffer due to circumstances outside of their control,” said SEFCU President and CEO Michael J. Castellana in the release. “We’ll continue to work with the Center’s board of directors and community leaders, including Assemblyman John McDonald, to investigate options that will help the Community Center re-open.”

Officials noted that there is more work to be done, and that the Cohoes Community Center Board of Directors will provide additional information as it becomes available.

 

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