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Posted byon October 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM EDT
This week at the White House, the President updated the nation on our government-wide response to Ebola, we discussed efforts against ISIL with our international efforts, and the First Lady asked, “Turnip for What?”
Posted byon October 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM EDT
Local artists in Snohomish County, Washington, are contributing their time, tools, and studio space to mentor teens recently involved in their community’s juvenile justice system.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM EDT
This week, the White House took action in our response to Ebola, explained the need to raise the minimum wage, joined Medium, and was inspired by Millennials.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM EDT
This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM EDT
Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program, creating a training facility on-site at Bridgestone to prepare students to move quickly into high-skill jobs.
Posted byon September 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM EDT
The program is called TAACCCT -- that stands for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training. As acronyms go, I’m not going to say it’s our very best work. But as a commitment to building a 21st century workforce, as a tool to prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow, it is second-to-none.
Posted byon September 26, 2014 at 6:41 PM EDT
This week, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on issues that demand the attention of the global community-- including climate change and violent extremism, we celebrated the third birthday of We the People, wished the Jewish community a Happy New Year, and said goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Posted byon September 18, 2014 at 5:40 PM EDT
Between my college studies and working to pay for my education, my life is pretty busy. I don’t have time to be sick. But illnesses don’t care about schedules, as I found out this winter.
Posted byon September 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM EDT
In the sixth round of the TIGER program, the Department of Transportation is making nearly $600 million in grants available and awarding them to 72 transportation projects across 46 states and in D.C.