Following reports that the U.S. Economy added more than 200,000 jobs January, Newton Mayor Setti Warren will speak this afternoon to applaud the recent job growth.
Warren will hold a press conference at around 12:30 p.m. today and highlight some local projects that have helped spur the Newton economy. According to a press release issued today by the DNC, Warren is also expected to talk about President Obama's "leadership" in private sector job growth.
A full copy of the DNC press release is below:
Today, Friday, February 3rd, Newton Mayor Setti Warren will hold a media availability to give reaction to January’s Jobs Report Numbers showing that the U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs, representing 23 straight months of private sector job growth under President Obama’s leadership and nearly 3.7 million jobs created since he took office.
The mayor will also discuss local projects that are growing the economy in Newton, highlighting his efforts to work collaboratively with government and private sector leaders and put Americans back to work.
January’s release represents almost two uninterrupted years of growth – due in large part to the investments President Obama has made in strengthening the middle class and laying the foundation for a stronger economy built on the American values of fairness and opportunity.
When President Obama took office, the U.S. economy was losing 700,000 jobs per month and the economic security of millions of middle-class Americans was vanishing. January’s report shows that this free-fall is slowly reversing and that jobs are being added to the economy again.
Mayor Warren shares President Obama’s commitment to laying a stronger foundation for job creation. Working closely with private sector leaders and government officials, the mayor has fought for investments to grow Newton’s economy and create jobs for the future