President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at Millennium Steel Service, LLC in Princeton, Ind., Oct. 3, 2014.
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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 (keep reading to find out what that stands for); and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.
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This afternoon at the White House, senior administration officials held a briefing on the U.S. government response to the Ebola epidemic.
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Last night at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 37th Annual Awards Gala, President Obama spoke at length about the need to fix America's broken immigration system.
Guest blog post by Darlene Mullen, technology and pre-engineering teacher for Friendship Academy at Cherry Hill in Baltimore, MD. I
have worked in the manufacturing and engineering environment for many years
prior to becoming an educator for the Baltimore City Public School System. I am
passionate about exposing our youth to the many career choices they can make in
a manufacturing environment. My participation with several S.T.E.M.
programs have afforded me the opportunity to broaden my students exposure to
"When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy is strong. Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more Americans."
-- President Obama, National Manufacturing Day Proclamation
Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentWhen
I was growing up, manufacturing work was all about having a strong back and a
strong work ethic. These days, manufacturing has changed. The first Friday in
October each year marks Manufacturing
and today more than 1,500 manufacturers nationwide are opening their doors to host
open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other events, in order to show
people what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. There is a lack of
President Barack Obama talks with the 2011-2012 White House Fellows in the Oval Office, March 12, 2012.
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Today is National Manufacturing Day, and more than 1,600 U.S. manufacturers are opening their factories up to members of the public. They have a great story to tell: Our manufacturing sector is as competitive as it's been in decades for new jobs and investment.
The President is traveling to Princeton, Indiana, today, where he'll tour Millennium Steel and discuss the importance of continuing to invest in American manufacturing -- and members of his Cabinet will be doing the same thing all across the country.
Today is Manufacturing Day and that’s the perfect time to
brush up on your factory factoids. Here are some data nuggets produced by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis that might surprise you: