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Posted byon June 19, 2014 at 1:34 PM EST
At the first-ever White House Maker Faire, truly remarkable “Makers” showed off how access to new technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and desktop machine tools are enabling more Americans to design and build just about anything. Even though these remarkable innovators are making in America, they weren’t all born here.
Posted byon June 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM EST
We're excited to announce our next White House Social event -- an opportunity for our followers on Twitter and Instagram to participate in the White House Summit on Working Families.
Posted byon June 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM EST
Every foreign-born graduate with an advanced STEM degree is associated with, on average, 2.6 jobs for American workers. By some estimates, immigration was responsible for one-third of the growth in patenting in past decades, and these innovations contributed to increasing U.S. GDP by 2.4 percent.
Posted byon June 14, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama wishes America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscores the crucial role fathers play in our society.
Posted byon June 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM EST
Job growth exceeded 200,000 for the fourth straight month in May, and businesses have now added over a million jobs so far this year.
Sharing Federal Career Opportunities with AAPI Youth Through the New York Regional Interagency Working Group Youth ConferencePosted byon June 6, 2014 at 8:23 AM EST
While the ethnic makeup of our nation is diversifying, AAPI leadership and representation in the federal government is lacking.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM EST
President Obama meets with the My Brother's Keeper Task Force to receive a report on the progress made in the first 90 days of the initiative, as well as an initial set of recommendations.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM EST
The My Brother’s Keeper Task Force releases its 90-day report, which includes key indicators that provide a comprehensive view of the environments and outcomes for boys and young men of color and their peers. It also contains recommendations on steps our society can take to begin to expand opportunity for all.
Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 10:44 AM EST
In advance of the White House Summit on Working Families, we've engaged working families, business leaders, and other stakeholders to determine how best to meet the needs of 21st century families and workplaces. We continued this conversation by meeting with academics to discuss the most recent research on working families, including changing demographics, modern marriage, workplace flexibility, and effective management practices that boost companies’ bottom lines by boosting the productivity of their workers.
Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM EST
The United States is producing more oil and natural gas; generating more electricity from renewables such as wind and solar; and consuming less petroleum while holding electricity consumption constant. These developments have had substantial economic and energy security benefits, and they are helping to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector and thereby tackle the challenge posed by climate change.