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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 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 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 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM EDT
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 6:00 AM EDT
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 4:26 PM EDT
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 2:32 PM EDT
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 2:02 PM EDT
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 8:26 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM EDT
President Obama discusses American innovation on Medium, a platform which encourages people to share ideas and stories that matter.