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Posted byon April 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM EST
This week, the inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship met for the very first time. Each of these 11 individuals has a unique and valuable perspective that will inform how the group tackles the challenges to entrepreneurial growth at home and abroad.
Posted byon April 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM EST
If enacted, the latest House Republican Budget would slow the economy, harm seniors and those most in need, and raise taxes on middle-class families with children in order to cut taxes for millionaire households.
Posted byon April 8, 2014 at 8:56 AM EST
President Obama and Vice President Biden participate in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Posted byon April 5, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, the President highlighted the important differences between the budget he’s put forward -– built on opportunity for all –- and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck against the middle class.
Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 8:39 AM EST
The latest report from the Bureau of Labor statistics shows that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March. The private sector has now added 8.9 million jobs over 49 straight months of job growth.
Posted byon April 3, 2014 at 8:26 AM EST
President Obama delivers remarks at the University of Michigan on increasing the national minimum wage.
Posted byon April 2, 2014 at 12:45 PM EST
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez explains the importance of raising the minimum wage for American workers.
Posted byon March 29, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, Vice President Biden discusses the importance of raising the federal minimum wage. It’s good for workers, it’s good for business, and it would help close the gender pay gap, as women make up more than half of the workers who stand to benefit from a raise.
Posted byon March 28, 2014 at 5:53 PM EST
Secretary Thomas E. Perez talks with 11-year-old Jesseca, who came out to a rally in Cleveland to show her support for raising the minimum wage, and giving millions of workers the dignity and respect a hard day’s work deserves.
The Minimum Wage and Tipped Minimum Wage: Important Tools to Lift Wages and Reduce Poverty, Particularly for WomenPosted byon March 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM EST
A new report shows that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and indexing it to inflation, while also increasing the tipped minimum wage, would have particular benefits for women.