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30 Issues: Job Growth in NYC

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How will the candidates address jobs creation and quality in the current economy? Greg David, editorial director of Crain’s New York Business, and Bettina Damiani, Director of Good Jobs New York, share what they’ve gleaned from NYC’s mayoral candidates.

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Comments [10]

Liz from Washington Heights

What's not: education. Thanks, Mr. Klein, for making principals pay teacher salaries out of their budget. That doesn't encourage principals to replace experienced teachers with younger, cheaper teachers at all. How's the ATR these days? Still swollen and bloated...wonder how that happened.

Nov. 11 2009 10:50 AM
The Real Paulson from K Street

"Paulson"/8 -- thanks for the chuckle, i needed that!

Oct. 28 2009 09:03 PM
Paulson from Wall Street

Businesses create jobs, not government. You can’t control an economy without controlling people. Government has never done anything as efficiently as private enterprise. Turn 'em loose.

Oct. 28 2009 12:18 PM
Gin Breakfast

Bettina -- thanks for making the bother to reply to Mr. David's "it's complicated" fight to the death for Goldman's right to not pay taxes.

Some people will do anything for an evite to Goldman's pre-holiday bowling party and a brass pen.

Oct. 28 2009 11:46 AM
a woman from inwood

Does anyone realize there's a recession going on? Creating jobs is one thing -- where's the money to pay everyone going to come from? Selling products or services to people who don't want to spend their money anymore? And in case nobody noticed, tourists are spending less, too! Is Bloomberg (or anyone who proposes themselves as our savior) supposed to create jobs for people creating goods and services for export or something? Wake up, people. There's nobody to pay for the jobs. Wealth creation is a myth, the same myth that led to this recession!

Oct. 28 2009 11:32 AM
Pete from Queens

The mayor has often attacked NY workers as represented by their unions when they push for livable wages and benefits.

The mayor has attempted to push newsstand operators out of business. Both of these groups of workers are simply trying to live and prosper.

I don't see respect for New Yorkers in Mike Bloomberg. I wouldn't give him a D minus, I would just say he wants to pay and benefit us poorly and force our commute for two hours from neighborhoods we can afford after being priced out. I like what he has done.

Its now just time for Thompson to do something about our ability to live and prosper here.

Oct. 28 2009 11:31 AM
CJ from NY

Bloomberg sounds very Republican on this issue. It sounds like "trickle-down" economic reasoning. Which as far as I can see this has led to the horrible unemployment situation we are in now.

Guiliani was horrible on this issue too. He forced City employees into taking buy-outs in order to "shrink the City's workforce" when reality he farmed out those same jobs to Company-owners who made large contributions to his campaign. Meanwhile, he had to pay the buy-outs, full unemployment benefits and for the multi-million contracts.

Oct. 28 2009 11:16 AM
antonio from park slope

Does Mr. David still think that lower manhattan is still the necessary variable in the formula to the cities recovery? I believe there was a bank that said there moving some of their folks to jersey city from lower manhattan...
I mean its common knowledge that the mayor gave tax giveaways to the likes of goldman etc for their shiny new buildings, why hasn't thompson hammered the mayor on that?

Oct. 28 2009 11:16 AM
antonio from park slope

Does Mr. David still think that lower manhattan is still the necessary variable in the formula to the cities recovery? I believe there was a bank that said there moving some of their folks to jersey city from lower manhattan...
I mean its common knowledge that the mayor gave tax giveaways to the likes of goldman etc for their shiny new buildings, why hasn't thompson hammered the mayor on that?

Oct. 28 2009 11:15 AM
Alex from BPC

Has there been any talk about Bloomberg's comprehensive rezoning of (potentially job producing) manufacturing zones to high end residential? He fanned the flames of real estate boom for 8 years, but at what cost to the diversity of the city's labor force and long term job growth?

Oct. 28 2009 11:08 AM

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