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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.
Posted byon February 12, 2014 at 5:49 PM EDT
Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers -- and sent an email to the White House list describing why raising the federal wage is good for the economy.
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces that the Construction Industry Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next 5 YearsPosted byon February 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM EDT
The First Lady announced that more than 100 companies in the construction industry are committing to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next 5 years.
Posted byon February 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM EDT
Although many long-term unemployed Americans could help employers fill their hiring needs if given the chance, they often face particular barriers in getting back to work.
Posted byon February 8, 2014 at 12:29 PM EDT
Since declaring in this year's State of the Union that 2014 will be a "year of action," the President has taken multiple executive actions to provide more opportunity for more Americans.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM EDT
This week, the President urged action on long-term unemployment, hung out on Google+ for his first virtual road trip, announced major private-sector commitments to expand broadband Internet for students, spoke with both House and Senate Democrats, and joined the First Lady for the National Prayer Breakfast. The First Lady helped students get a leg up with filing for financial aid, and the Vice President unveiled Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT
The private sector has added 8.5 million jobs in 47 consecutive months of job growth. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January 2014.
Posted byon February 6, 2014 at 5:58 PM EDT
At the United Auto Workers annual Community Action Program (CAP) Conference, the Vice President highlighted the contributions and sacrifices made by labor that led to the success of the auto industry recovery.