Mayors New Initiative to Pursue Employees to Live Where They Work

The mayor of Oswego, Billy Barlow, announced last week the Resident Recruitment Initiative for the Oswego Area.

This is a new partnership between the City of Oswego and four major employers in and near the Oswego community. SUNY Oswego, Oswego Health, Novelis and Exelon are participating in this initiative to encourage employees to live local rather than commute from other cities.

Mayor Billy Barlow spoke with the administrations of each of the companies and found they all had the same problem; their employees are commuting rather than living in Oswego.

“They wanted to encourage their employees to live local and closer to work but they really didn’t have any material or any support from local government to help with that idea,” Mayor Barlow said.

The city of Oswego created a pamphlet for the initiative which includes information about the Oswego community, attractions, and events.

Mayor Barlow said, “We are a completely different community than we were in the fall of 2015 because we’ve made so much progress in revitalizing our neighborhoods and projects downtown.” He added, “This information will be given to new recruits and employees upon their orientation with these major employers and it will tell the story of our community and hopefully encourage them to live local.”

Pamphlets are also available for pick up in the mayor’s office, Oswego City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St., Oswego.

 

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