A New Jobs Initiative Gains Converts

May 2, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — Amid the hum of a South Side commercial laundry, two young women fed newly cleaned aprons into a machine that had eight rollers rotating slowly over a large metal plate.  At the other end were colleagues who accepted and folded the ironed linens to be delivered to hotels, restaurants and banquet halls. For the two women, Kiana Miles and Elana Williams, the machine and its unceasing routine are engines for a fresh start in life.

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