April 08, 2013 at 10:54 AM EDT
1ST NOMINEE FOR NYC MAYOR HAS PLAN TO OFFSET POLITICAL CORRUPTION - 12TH GRADE JOB TRAINING
REFORM PARTY'S CANDIDATE FOR NYC MAYOR PLANS TO SPEND TAXPAYER MONEY ON RESIDENTS AND VOTERS INSTEAD OF CORRUPTING SPECIAL INTERESTS

TO TRAIN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (WITH A 1-YEAR EVENING/WEEKEND PROGRAM FOR ADULTS) FOR JOBS AT $25-$60/HOUR WITH THE NATION'S 27.5 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES

New York, New York (MMD Newswire) April 8, 2013 -- Carl Person, the Reform Party candidate for Mayor of New York City, announced today that "I am the first person to be nominated for Mayor of New York City, and I want voters and other parties and candidates to know what honest politics should be doing for voters and residents in New York City."

Person continued, "Instead of giving away taxpayers' money to special interests or regulating drink size or creating traffic congestion or hiding low-priced cigarettes, the Mayor and the City Council should ensure that New York City is training high school students so that upon graduation they can obtain immediate high-income employment as small business information technology specialists, without having to take out student loans, attend college, and suffer from jobless graduation and a lifetime of paying off loans for over-priced tuition."

Information technology specialists for major corporations is the second of the 10 fastest growing field of employment in the United States [ www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/education/edlife/edl-17conted-t.html?pagewanted=all ], and for small business the field is brand new, "with New York City to be the first to offer such training, to high school seniors and a comparable 1-year program for adults during evenings and weekends", according to Person.

Person continued, "New York City has wasted billions of dollars by illegal or questionable payments or licenses to special interests, and in doing so has not provided its citizens with the basic skills needed today for employment and business success. Technical training is as important as mastery of the English language, and should be taught in high school, at taxpayer expense, with an adult education program to enable NYC's workforce to be brought up to world class standards and beyond."

Person, who founded the paralegal field, states that "With this job training program, New York City will become the Education Capital of the World and graduates of its high school system (and comparable adult education program) will be sought by the nation's 27.5 million small businesses, and other small entities (such as professional firms, religious organizations, governmental agencies, non-profits and non-governmental agencies)."

"Graduates will be able to earn somewhere between $1,000 to $2,500 per week, or about $25 to $60 per hour, and be able to pay their mortgages, car payments, credit cards and be able to move easily into small business ownership and employment of others", states candidate Person. "Instead of dropping out and joining a crime and drug-use environment, my envisioned program will encourage students to complete high school because it will qualify many of them for better jobs than their parents or relatives now have. This will result in savings as well as additional jobs and tax revenues and more than pay for the program."

Person continued, "New York City can do this without any significant additional short-term cost, other than the cost of transition of teachers in the 4th year of high school, very few of whom would be capable of teaching the information technology course."

Person notes that President Obama ran with Person's already-published campaign proposal during his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013, when he said:

Let's also make sure that a high school diploma puts our kids on a path to a good job. Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges. So those German kids, they're ready for a job when they graduate high school. They've been trained for the jobs that are there.

Person concluded, "The net number of new jobs needed in the United States will come only from small business, and by training high school seniors (and adults in a comparable adult education program), New York City will be strengthening the middle class, creating upward mobility, and creating new jobs and a stronger economy, and a reduction in political corruption."

Person's platform may be seen at www.mayoralcandidatesnyc2013.com/Carl_Person.html

Contact:

Carl Person, Reform Party Candidate for NYC Mayor
212-307-4444, carlpers2@gmail.com

Julian Panachyd, Campaign Manager
212-307-4444,  jul10@verizon.net

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