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Posted byon May 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM EDT
Investing in America's infrastructure is an imperative, but the funding to fix our crumbling roads and bridges is running out -- and only Congress can reauthorize it. And allowing this funding to run out will put at risk nearly 700,000 American jobs.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM EDT
The President is calling on Congress to pass a bill to put Americans to work repairing our crumbling roads and bridges — avoiding a crisis in the short term, and helping to position our economy for long-term growth.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 11:41 AM EDT
Nearly half of America’s workforce is now comprised of women, and three-fourths of households are headed by a working single parent, or two working parents -- and our workplaces have yet to catch up by implementing policies which empower women, and provide flexibility for parents.
Posted byon May 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM EDT
With his announcements today, the President demonstrates his commitment to Federal leadership on cutting carbon pollution and improving energy efficiency.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 5:18 PM EDT
In the year since the President first called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to increase the minimum wage. Without waiting on Congress to act, Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii are lifting their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour, and other states and localities are considering similar legislation.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM EDT
The Obama Administration announces new steps to make it easier for highly skilled workers and talented researchers from other countries to contribute to our economy and ultimately become Americans.
Posted byon May 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President provided an update on the work his Administration has done to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity for hardworking Americans in this Year of Action.
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM EDT
Employment growth was solid in April, as businesses added jobs for the 50th consecutive month, and the unemployment rate fell.
Posted byon April 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM EDT
Posted byon April 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM EDT
This week, the White House celebrated Easter, and the President began a week-long trip to Asia, while the First Lady and Dr. Biden hosted a Career Forum on Veterans Jobs.