Mayor Mallory to call for action on unemployment

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Mayor Mark Mallory is holding a press conference on Wednesday to talk about how President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act can help Cincinnatians who are unemployed get back to work quickly.

The Mayor will be joined by representatives of the SuperJobs center on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the impact the recession has had on Cincinnati and the challenges faced by individuals who have been unemployed for longer periods.

"Too many people in Cincinnati are still struggling to find a job in this economy," said Mallory. "This bill will help put people to work, infuse money into the economy through tax breaks, and help the long-term unemployed get back to work."

Mayor Mallory was among a select group of members of the US Conference of Mayors who were invited to meet with National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and Senior Advisor David Plouffe to discuss the American Jobs Act at the White House on Tuesday.

Mayor Mallory was in Washington, DC to attend the US Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Conference.

Last week, Mayor Mallory and the City's fire and police unions called on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act quickly in order to help local governments prevent layoffs to police officers and fire fighters.

President Obama will be in Cincinnati on Thursday talking about the Brent Spence Bridge.

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