Jobs Day For Mayoral Candidates

Labor Day offered the Mayor’s race an obvious theme.

From this point on, the mayoral candidates will be desperately seeking attention in the three-week sprint to the preliminary election. Today being Labor Day, three of them came out with big, bold, new, multi-point proposals on jobs:

–Felix Arroyo unveiled his Pathways out of Poverty plan, which combines plans for better jobs and education.

–Dan Conley gave a speech and released a Better Jobs Now plan (not available online yet), promising to close the racial employment gap. [Update: it’s now online.]

–Charlotte Golar Richie released a jobs plan that she says will create more than 30,000 new jobs in Boston during her first term.

We’ll see how all that gets played in tomorrow’s papers — or if they all get superceded by Marty Walsh’s speech at the Greater Boston Labor Day breakfast, in which he asserted both his pride as a “son of labor,” but also his willingness to stand up to unions as mayor.

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  • ProPeople

    Arroyo filed Invest in Boston legislation in 2010 so his plan is not so much “desperation” as something he believes in now and has for sometime.

    Here’s hoping that after the Sept 10 city hall hearing the City Council will vote on it.