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Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM EDT
Secretary Perez visits business owners from across the country to discuss the importance of a federal increase in the minimum wage.
Posted byon January 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM EDT
On Friday, President Obama will "travel" virtually across the country via Google+ Hangouts to discuss the issues and policies laid out in the speech with citizens joining from around the country.
Posted byon January 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama said 2014 will be a year of action, and called on both parties to help make this a breakthrough year for the United States by bringing back more good jobs and expanding opportunities for the middle class.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 8:14 PM EDT
Maria Contreras-Sweet, President Obama's nominee to lead the Small Business Administration, knows first hand what it means to start a small business and has a proven track record of helping other small businesses succeed.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM EDT
Raising the minimum wage isn’t just pro-worker; it’s pro-economic growth. Putting money in the pockets of working families, as Henry Ford explained, means they’ll spend it on goods and services, which in turn helps businesses thrive and create more jobs.
Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM EDT
President Obama told members of his Cabinet that 2014 would be a year of action.
Posted byon January 13, 2014 at 6:52 PM EDT
The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 5.5 percent last month—a decrease from 6.7 percent in November and more than a point below the national average of 6.7 percent. This is the lowest Veteran unemployment has been in five years.
Posted byon January 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama calls 2014 a year of action, which should start with Congress quickly passing emergency unemployment insurance for the 1.3 million Americans who lost this vital lifeline as they fight to find jobs and make ends meet.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT
America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 46 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by 8.2 million over that period. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 74,000 in December, due to an 87,000 increase in private employment.
Posted byon January 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.