- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing the creation of a task force to help New Yorkers find better paying jobs.

The 11-person team is comprised of city officials, activists and business leaders.

De Blasio made the announcement Tuesday at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which has been converted into a home for dozens of businesses.

The building, which was built in 1919, is slated to receive another $100 million from the city budget for further rehabilitation.

The mayor said he wanted the city to become home to “quality jobs - not minimum wage jobs.”

The group’s specific benchmarks are unclear. It is due to deliver a report with concrete recommendations later this year.

The announcement comes a day after de Blasio delivered a speech urging the creation of more high-tech jobs.



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