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Posted byon February 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM EDT
President Obama is launching a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success.
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces that the Construction Industry Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next 5 YearsPosted byon February 10, 2014 at 2:52 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama announces that the construction industry will hire 100,000 veterans at a Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment in Construction Symposium on February 10th, 2014.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT
A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.
Posted byon December 21, 2013 at 7:00 AM EDT
In his weekly address, President Obama highlights the bipartisan budget agreement that unwinds some of the cuts that were damaging to the economy and keeps investments in areas that help us grow, and urges both parties to work together to extend emergency unemployment insurance and act on new measures to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.
Posted byon December 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT
1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. Jason Furman explains why this matters.
Posted byon December 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM EDT
In addition to helping American families during tough economic times, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provide one of the most cost-effective methods for boosting growth and jobs when the economy is weak.
Posted byon December 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT
The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.
Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 6:39 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Economic Mobility, The passing of Nelson Mandela, White House Youth Summit, Holidays at the White House and World AIDS Day.