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Posted byon November 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM EST
Thanks to the SupplierPay initiative, companies are now committing to pay small businesses contractors faster.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage. He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
The private sector has added 10.6 million jobs over 56 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record.
Posted byon November 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM EST
At Rhode Island College in Providence, President Obama delivered remarks on the importance of empowering women and girls in our economy. “When women succeed, America succeeds, and we need leaders who understand that,” he told the audience.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 6:07 PM EST
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 12:32 PM EST
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 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM EST
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 1:09 PM EST
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 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 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: