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Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT
February 2014 was the 48th straight month of private-sector job growth, with businesses adding 8.7 million jobs over that time. Despite a major snowstorm that hit the east coast during the reference week for the labor market surveys, the rate of job growth picked up from the December and January pace.
Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 1:00 AM EDT
This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the President addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 1:00 AM EDT
This week, the President announced two new manufacturing hubs, and his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, toured a new light rail system in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spoke on the importance of supporting American infrastructure jobs. The First Lady celebrated the fourth anniversary of her "Let's Move" Initiative with both Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, while the Vice President kicked off the inaugural episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Posted byon February 26, 2014 at 7:11 PM EDT
The President travels to St. Paul, Minnesota to unveil a new plan to upgrade America's infrastructure and put people back to work.
Posted byon February 25, 2014 at 6:11 PM EDT
President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – one in Chicago and one in the Detroit area -- as well as a competition for the first of four additional manufacturing innovation institutes.
Posted byon February 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM EDT
The Obama administration announces the availability of applications for $150 million in “Ready to Work Partnership” grants designed to help those facing long-term unemployment upgrade their skills and build bridges to jobs in growing areas like information technology and advanced manufacturing.
Posted byon February 20, 2014 at 2:15 PM EDT
At America’s Central Port in Granite City, Illinois, the Vice President outlined how Recovery Act grants at the port and across the country have modernized the way we do business, created good-paying middle-class jobs, and strengthened our global economic competitiveness.
Posted byon February 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM EDT
Last week, we asked what raising the minimum wage meant to you. The stories you shared are a strong argument for exactly how important it is we get this done.
Posted byon February 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM EDT
After years of idling on fuel efficiency, America’s truck fleet is on a straight road to lower emissions, fuel savings for drivers, and leading the world in advanced vehicles.
Posted byon February 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT
The final report on the Recovery Act's effects shows the Act had a substantial positive impact on the economy, helped to avert a second Great Depression, and made targeted investments that will pay dividends long after the Act has fully phased out.