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Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 7:07 PM EDT
Today, the President visited Rhode Island College in Providence to continue his focus on our economy's progress and his vision for continuing to build on that foundation by expanding opportunity for women and working families. Here are six quotes you need to read.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM EDT
On average, women who work full-time all year make $0.78 for every dollar a man earns. That gap is even larger for women of color.
Posted byon October 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
Economic growth in the third quarter was strong, consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing improvement in the labor market, rising consumer sentiment, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth.
Posted byon October 28, 2014 at 8:36 PM EDT
The President created AMP -- a working group of 19 leaders in industry, academia, and labor -- in June 2011 as part of his continuing effort to maintain the competitive edge on emerging technologies and invest in the future of our manufacturing sector. We’ve come a long way since then, and the policies fueled by AMP’s recommendations have been a big contributor to that progress.
Posted byon October 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM EDT
The U.S. is lagging behind other advanced countries when it comes to total transportation investment. Take a look at this chart to see exactly where the U.S. ranks when it comes to investment in our basic infrastructure.
Posted byon October 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM EDT
Secretary Tom Vilsack gives an update on how the United States Department of Agriculture is making a difference for Americans in rural areas -- the first in a "Keeping Up with the Cabinet" series.
Posted byon October 23, 2014 at 7:05 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM EDT
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 9:23 AM EDT
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 5:28 PM EDT
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.