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November 16, 2015

The American Bombshells performing with the Tucson Pops at the Reid Park Bandshell, November 2015

Hats Off to Heroes veterans celebration a success

Close to a thousand Tucsonans—veterans, servicemembers and civilians—showed up at Reid Park Saturday, November 14th, to honor Tucson’s veterans. Mayor Rothschild’s office worked with veterans groups to create “Hats Off to Heroes,” an extended celebration of Veterans Day.

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November 2, 2015

ACA open enrollment

Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins

Open enrollment began November 1st and ends January 31st to obtain coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace—part of the Affordable Care Act.

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October 31, 2015

Program wins grant to connect inmates to jobs

Arizona Daily Star “The program is part of Tucson’s response to My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative to support young men of color.” Read more…

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October 30, 2015

Fortaleza Re-Entry Project adds to local My Brother’s Keeper initiatives

The program will be located on the Tucson Urban League campus, giving participants access to the Urban League’s weatherization and HVAC apprenticeship program, as well as workforce development services through Pima OneStop.

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October 21, 2015

TPD Customs Job Fair

Job Fair hiring Tucson Police and U.S. Customs Officers

Trade and tourism are important economic drivers for Tucson, and both depend on the safe and efficient flow of goods and people across borders. The expanded Mariposa Border Port of Entry in Nogales can only function at full capacity with adequate staffing, yet Arizona currently has 170 unfilled positions for Customs Officers.

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October 10, 2015

Staffing shortages keep expanded port of entry partly closed

Arizona Daily Star “To ease the shortage and get cars moving through the port, which is crucial to trade between the U.S. and Mexico, the city of Tucson is helping the agency find qualified applicants by hosting a job fair on Nov. 9. The Tucson Police Department will also participate. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said […]

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October 7, 2015

Tucson’s newest film festival opens this weekend

Arizona Daily Star “‘We asked everyone to bring their best films,’ says Rothschild. But they didn’t stop there: Some festivals will bring in directors for a post-screening talk, and there will even be a concert after the Tucson Film and Musical Festival’s screening of ‘Sounds of Tucson.’” Read more…

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October 5, 2015

City seeks to save up to $4M on pension costs

Arizona Daily Star “Next year’s [public safety pension] bill is expected to be $81 million and could be bigger depending on the timing of the ruling in an ongoing lawsuit.” Read more…

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October 3, 2015

Tucson named one of best locales for young professionals

Arizona Daily Star “Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was pleased about the nod to Tucson. ‘This recognition is a byproduct of purposeful efforts to rebuild and rebrand our community,’ the Tucson native said. ‘We have a vibrant downtown, alternative modes of transportation, aggressive city incentive programs to attract new business and promotion of the arts, the outdoors […]

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September 30, 2015

Healthcare Sector Partnership launch

Mayor launches Greater Tucson Healthcare Sector Partnership

On Tuesday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild kicked off the initial meeting of the Greater Tucson Healthcare Sector Partnership, which took place at City Hall.

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