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Life in the 8th district
By Sentinel News Service
Published December 31, 2011

Councilman Bernard Parks

In today’s economy, jobs (employment) is key to economic recovery.  When people are unemployed, nothing else seems to matter: homes are lost; families are torn apart; the quality of life deteriorates; and entire communities become desolate.

Within this context, job growth in Councilmember Bernard C. Parks’ Eighth District has spiked during a stagnant economy, according to a report by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

More than 3,700 jobs were added in the District Eight last year. Eighth District Councilman Bernard Parks credits a lot of the success to not only bringing businesses in, but also helping existing ones.

“My district has put a lot of time and emphasis on attracting businesses, as well as assisting businesses,” Parks said.

In addition, Parks’ district is the only one in LA to see a steady increase in job numbers for six years in a row

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