Business News

August 28, 2015

Alternative transportation options

Alternative transportation options

The Mayor’s Office has received inquiries about alternative transportation options while bus service is limited (current routes and schedules can be found here). Below is a partial list of alternative transportation options…

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August 19, 2015

International events and festivals conference comes to Tucson

KVOA “’There could be nothing better than actually have everybody who plans festivals and large events come to Tucson,’ said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.” Read more…

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Inaugural Tucson Festival of Films announced lineup

Arizona Daily Star “The new festival, to be held Oct. 8-10 at the Temple of Music & Art, features a lineup curated by programmers from eight of the city’s longest-running film festivals: Arizona International Film Festival, Arizona Underground Film Festival, Loft Film Fest, Native Eyes Film Showcase, Tucson Cine México, Tucson Film & Music Festival, […]

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Tucson job fair connects former convicts with employers

Arizona Public Media “‘This event today shows that we can make it right,’ [Mayor Rothschild] said. ‘That the people that made mistakes in their past can make it right and that we as a community can help them succeed.’” Read more…

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Second Chance Tucson Job Fair aimed at convicted felons

Tucson News Now “Mayor Jonathan Rothschild co-hosted the event, which he has said is an anti-poverty measure. He said when convicted felons have jobs it increases the prosperity and safety of the entire community.” Read more…

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August 18, 2015

Tucson Mayor urges for Sun Tran worker strike to end

Tucson News Now “‘We would like for the mediator to communicate with the Teamsters and ask for both parties to come sit down at the table, spend as much time as required,’ [Mayor Rothschild] said. ‘My words were to lock the door from the outside, we’ll deliver pizza and stay at the table until this […]

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Mayor Rothschild’s statement on bus strike

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild issued the following statement today on the Sun Tran bus strike.

“We’re encouraging both sides to come to the table and resolve their differences. This strike is hurting the community….

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Second Chance, Successful strategies for community reintegration, Job Fair, Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Tucson Convention Center / Apache Ballroom, For more information, go to:

Mayor hosts Second Chance Job Fair

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Second Chance Tucson will host a job fair for returning citizens (returning from incarceration) Wednesday, August 19th, at the Tucson Convention Center with 42 local employers.

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August 6, 2015

How a grocery store job turned this former inmate’s life around

Mayor Rothschild has held job and resource fairs for the formerly incarcerated (the next one is August 19, 2015) as part of helping Tucsonans get out of poverty. Here’s a success story from Philadelphia that illustrates how businesses can benefit—from what are often very loyal, motivated employees.

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August 5, 2015

DC trip press conference

Mayor Rothschild highlights Tucson’s priorities in DC

Arguably one of the most important meetings was with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “She made it very clear to me that Air Force decisions about future missions are going to be based in large part on community support,” Mayor Rothschild said.

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