SJ mayor announces plans to create more jobs

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
FILE: Employees at work in San Jose, Calif.
FILE: Employees at work in San Jose, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has announced a plan to bring more middle income jobs to his city.

Liccardo was joined Wednesday morning by representatives from Bloom Energy, Jabil Circuits and PG&E, to announce an initiative that provides incentives and partnerships to manufacturers that expand operations.

Manufacturing accounts for 17 percent of San Jose's job base.

The city already committed $200,000 to retrofit vacant industrial buildings.

They also provide fee waivers and accelerated permit approvals to new businesses.