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Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT
USDA, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, is announcing the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. This competitive prize, open to teams of architects, engineers, and developers, will showcase the architectural and commercial viability of advanced wood products like Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in tall buildings.
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 2, 2014 at 5:56 PM EDT
The President celebrates Labor Day by visiting the city of Milwaukee for their annual Laborfest, accompanied by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez.
Posted byon July 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM EDT
The Administration is kicking off a significant new public-private effort to help hard-working Americans get ahead through an initiative we are calling “upskilling”: working with employers, educators, tech innovators, unions, training providers, cities, states, and non-profits to help turn low-wage and entry-level jobs across the country into stepping stones to the middle class.
Posted byon July 24, 2014 at 5:50 PM EDT
President Obama addresses an excited and energized crowd at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM EDT
A new Council of Economic Advisers report shows the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being of residents, and state economies. Here's a small sample of the coverage the report has received across the country.
Posted byon June 30, 2014 at 3:08 PM EDT
Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) celebrated its third anniversary at the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico.
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM EDT
Estudiar en el extranjero en el hemisferio occidental: “La Fuerza de 100,000 en las Américas” lanza la cuarta ronda de la convocatoria de becas para la fortalecer capacidadPosted byon June 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM EDT