Money from Developers for Job Training

As cost of living and housing prices continue to grow, we see little increase in access to good, family supporting jobs, making it harder for Lynners to stay in Lynn. Based on the 2015 census, 5.2% of Lynn residents were jobless. ESL programs have multi-year wait lists. Lynn also needs a fully staffed planning department to verify that all future development will benefit Lynn’s families and workers, including increasing access to good jobs.

Creating a community development coalition that will represent Lynners with all future developments will help ensure that whatever gets built in our community contributes to its people instead of just making profits for the developer. Revitalization projects and new developers should contribute to the local economy through local hiring and funding job training programs, instead of just taking their profits elsewhere.