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Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM EST
Paul Saginaw, co-founding partner of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, makes the case for raising the federal minimum wage.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM EST
Last week, the President held a town hall meeting at a collaborative work space in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of issues of core importance to entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs from the millenial generation.
Posted byon October 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM EST
On Wednesday, colleagues from across the Administration and I met with chief human resource officers and other executives of nearly 30 companies and community partners to hear about their progress since they joined with the President to take on the challenge of long-term unemployment by committing to a set of best practices around hiring and recruiting.
Posted byon October 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM EST
Posted byon October 15, 2014 at 8:37 AM EST
Who exactly are the long-term unemployed, what are the challenges they face to finding work, and what is President Obama doing to help put people back to work? Here are a few answers to important questions about long-term unemployment in America:
Posted byon October 11, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week's address, the President makes the case for why it's past time to raise the minimum wage.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
The White House released a short whiteboard video today explaining why we need to give Americans a raise -- and Secretary Perez sent this message to the White House email list to highlight the video.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM EST
Since the President called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 13 states and the District of Columbia raised the minimum wage for working Americans. Cities and counties throughout the country have also made tremendous progress in using their authorities to make sure workers, contractors, and residents can better clothe, feed, and shelter their families.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 1:02 PM EST
Check out the chart below to see where the unemployment rate is this year and how it's beating expectations.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM EST
President Obama visits Cross Campus in Los Angeles, a collaborative tech lab that brings inventors and investors together to pursue the next big idea that will continue to power our economic recovery.