Have we accomplished all that we set out to do? Is our work finished? Absolutely not, and it won't be until we have provided economic opportunities for all New Yorkers. But today, we are here with a very clear message that the future of New York City is looking bright. It's a promising prospect for workers, small businesses, and global businesses. It's ideal for the Queens student, the founder of a Bronx tech startup, and the Brooklyn construction worker.
Everyone in all five boroughs can benefit from the inclusive employment opportunities that New York City offers. This includes equal opportunities and a work environment free from discrimination and harassment based on any condition or characteristic protected by law, such as sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. But it's also important to put it in context. For example, the jobs we have recovered are equivalent to the tenth largest city in the United States.
Staten Island has the North Shore Plan of Action which will include another 500 million in investments for parks, jobs and new housing. The Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx will become an economic engine in a district where little investment has been made. Economic development in New York State is immense and nowhere is it more evident than in these large-scale projects that accelerate growth while making the state a better place to live and work.
Unlocking Job Opportunities in the BronxThe Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City and is home to 1.4 million people. It is also one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in the city. The unemployment rate in the Bronx is higher than the national average, and many residents struggle to find stable employment.
This is why it is so important that new job opportunities are created in this area. The Kingsbridge Armory project is one such opportunity. This project will transform an abandoned armory into a vibrant community center with retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. It will also create thousands of jobs for local residents. This project has been in the works for years and is finally coming to fruition. The North Shore Plan of Action is another project that will create job opportunities in the Bronx.
This plan includes investments of 500 million dollars for parks, jobs, and new housing. This plan will create thousands of jobs for local residents and help revitalize this area of New York City.
Creating Sustainable Job OpportunitiesCreating job opportunities is only part of the equation; it's also important to ensure that these jobs are sustainable. This means that they should provide living wages and benefits to workers so that they can support themselves and their families. It also means that these jobs should be secure so that workers don't have to worry about losing their jobs due to economic downturns or other factors. The Kingsbridge Armory project and North Shore Plan of Action are both designed to create sustainable job opportunities for local residents.
These projects will provide living wages and benefits to workers, as well as job security. They will also help revitalize this area of New York City by creating new businesses and services.