Jobs for Allentown
80% of people working in Allentown don't live in Allentown. For this to change, we must put systems in place to provide access and opportunities for residents.
Adopting a "First Source Hiring" Policy will ensure that Allentown residents get the first opportunity to apply for employment in the City.
We can help companies by hosting Allentown Only Job Fairs and waiving the encroachment permit fee so that businesses can set up tables outside for on-the-spot interviews.
Passing the "Minority Contractor" legislation ensures that small businesses of color have an opportunity to get contracts with the City.
Provide a Clear Pathway
From selling limbers (Puerto Rican Icee) on the porch, to designing t-shirts and producing music-there's a strong entrepreneurial spirit in our neighborhoods. The City needs to provide a pathway for people turn side their side hustles and passions into small businesses.
People need opportunities to scale up their businesses. The City can help people scale up their businesses by:
Providing maker spaces for people to create, invent and collaborate
Establish vendor markets in high traffic areas
Allow for more flexibility in policies for food trucks, street vending and entertainment
People shouldn't have to work two and three jobs breaking their backs just to barely survive.
Ce-Ce will always stand with workers fighting to unionize. She supports setting a $15 per hour minimum wage for all part-time, contracted and full-time City employees.
Ce-Ce supports pro-worker ordinances, including:
fair work week
paid sick days
domestic worker bill of rights