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Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Control of NYC schools in flux as lawmakers ready to adjourn

Control of NYC schools in flux as lawmakers ready to adjourn

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis took aim at the proposal, saying in a campaign statement, the mayor "needs to understand that it's the private sector, not government, that creates good, high paying jobs and the greatest incentive our city can offer to attract jobs is for government to get out of the way".

De Blasio said all the jobs created under the plan would pay a minimum of $50,000 each year to employees.

In other words, New York City schoolchildren are-once again-being held hostage to state politics. The investment will also include academic R&D labs, and the first business accelerator, dedicated to early-stage cybersecurity firms in NY.

Now that de Blasio's finally giving employment growth belatedly serious attention, he must come to understand his new goals not as a sky to reach, but a floor that savvy and strategic stewardship of the city's economy must strive to stretch beyond. They said they were still working out a salary for the position.

In an announcement made June 15, de Blasio highlighted 25 initiatives that make up the New York Works plan, which is created to prompt economic growth in areas like health and technology while addressing the issue of economic inequality.

The job-creation plan comes at a time when the city's unemployment rate has hovered at around 4 percent, a modern record-low and fact that has been routinely emphasized by the mayor.

"These efforts are important but the real key is the quality of our education system and the infrastructure that supports business development, like transportation", she said.

One of the mayor's 25 initiatives is to make the city a global hub for cybersecurity through a $30 million investment for training New Yorkers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a package of bills into law limiting scheduling flexibility for fast-food and retail employers.

Today, the mayor announced "New York Works", a series of 25 initiatives to spur 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years. Officials said 250,000 New Yorkers would ultimately benefit from the plan.

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