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Date: January 9, 2019

They Said It!

NYC Council Member: “No Guarantee” New Yorkers Will Get HQ2 Jobs

Clare Sebastian (CNN correspondent): “Why is it not a good thing then that Amazon wants to bring all these high paying jobs to boost the area?”

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer: “Well there’s no guarantee that anyone here in Queensbridge will have those jobs.” (CNN, “Amazon HQ2 incentives ignite backlash,” Clare Sebastian, 1.8.19)

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