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Friday, August 27, 2010

 

Seattle Careers Supported by New Jobs Plan

A new plan is focused on creating meaningful and rewarding Seattle careers for local residents.

Local officials are hoping to soon launch the Seattle Jobs Plan, which would create next-generation economic development and a sustainable economy throughout the city.

The plan would use new and existing policies, programs, engagement strategies and investments to create quality jobs, protect the environment, and ensure that taxpayers get value from the city's investments.

"It's tough out there," Mayor Mike McGinn said. "People are hurting. We have important choices to make to position ourselves for the future – to be competitive, to take care of the environment, to take care of each other.

"I am making job creation a core priority for my administration, a priority supported by my Youth and Families Initiative and Walk Bike Ride," he continued. "We need to start transitioning toward the future. I will fight hard to expand quality job opportunities and will make sure city government is doing all that it can to partner with businesses big and small to help us meet the future."

The Seattle Jobs Plan will focus on making important investments in workforce development and training, entrepreneurial activity, key sectors of the economy, and next generation infrastructure.

Highlights of the plan include:

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