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Group prays jobs will be focus of Mayor's Community Development agenda

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 10 2013 05:12:28 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 06:04:21 PM CDT

Allentown residents gathered on the first floor of City Hall Tuesday afternoon for a very peaceful kind of protest.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Allentown residents gathered on the first floor of City Hall Tuesday afternoon for a very peaceful kind of protest.

Participants held a vigil during the Mayor's Community Development meeting to pray that employment in Allentown would be a priority in the meeting upstairs.

Participants say the Allentown Employment and Training Center, created so residents can find jobs within the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, is a good effort but they say it's not enough.

Mayor Pawlowski has said the arena and the NIZ development are creating some 4,000 jobs.