Locals want Allentown residents to get NIZ jobs

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Published: Jan 22 2014 06:07:52 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 08:40:52 AM EST
Locals want Allentown residents to get NIZ jobs
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A new Allentown organization wants the city's residents to have priority for jobs being created in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, or NIZ.

"Jobs for Allentown" spoke at city hall before Wednesday's jobs task force meeting.

The organization is a group of local citizens calling for initiatives including job fairs for residents and livable wages.

The NIZ is a special tax zone created to fund projects in Allentown, including the new hockey arena.