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Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the appointment Friday of two deputy mayors who will carry out his policies on jobs and the economy.

Raymond Chan, who leads the Department of Building and Safety, was named interim deputy mayor for economic development.

Brenda Shockley, president of Community Build, a job training and education nonprofit, will serve as deputy mayor for economic opportunity.

Chan will work on initiatives to spur jobs, bring in investment and make the city more business friendly. Shockley will be tasked with implemening policies aimed at reducing poverty, creating more affordable and homeless housing and offering job training.

The two appointments split a job that had been performed by one deputy mayor. Kelli Bernard, who had being in that position, stepped down May 20 to become engineering firm AECOM’s chief executive for the Los Angeles metro area.

—Staff and wire reports

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