Mayor de Blasio has worked to make sure every New Yorker has a chance to succeed, and that working families share in the City’s success.
Mayor de Blasio’s first term saw record job growth, with more than 300,000 jobs added across the five boroughs. There are today more than 4.3 million jobs in New York City, the most in our history.
Mayor de Blasio is investing in New York City’s economy, with a plan to spur 100,000 good-paying jobs over the next 10 years. As part of this plan, the de Blasio administration unveiled a $500 million initiative, LifeSci NYC, which will establish New York City as a global leader in life sciences research and innovation.
Focusing on Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
Mayor de Blasio created the Mayor’s Office of M/WBEs, and set the goal of awarding at least 30 percent of the City’s contract dollars to minority and women-owned businesses by 2021.
Moving Out of Poverty
Over the last four years, 281,000 New Yorkers have been pulled out of poverty or near-poverty, and Mayor de Blasio has set an ambitious goal of moving 800,000 New Yorkers out of poverty by 2025.
Paid Sick Leave
Under Mayor de Blasio, 500,000 more New Yorkers have received paid sick leave protections, so they are no longer forced to choose between their jobs and their health or the health of their loved ones.
Paid Parental Leave
The administration granted 20,000 City employees six weeks of paid parental leave, putting New York City at the forefront of city and state governments around the country.
Mayor de Blasio has guaranteed a $15 minimum wage for all City employees and contracted social service workers, raising the wages of 50,000 workers and making New York City a national leader in providing living wages.
Fighting for Small Businesses
To ease the burden on small businesses, Mayor de Blasio followed through on his pledge to cut business costs, reducing fines against small businesses by 40 percent and helping restaurants open three months faster through expanded City programs.
A Fair Work Week
Because tens of thousands of workers lack stable and transparent work schedules, Mayor de Blasio signed “Fair Work Week” legislation that will give fast-food workers fair notification of their work hours.
Settling City Contracts
When the Mayor entered City Hall, every contract with the city’s municipal workers had expired. Since then, the Mayor has settled or concluded arbitration with 99 percent of the City’s workforce.