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Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:50

It’s no secret that the American economy is changing, and some of the most in-demand skills today barely existed a generation ago. The average worker graduated high school around twenty years ago, when the personal computer was in its infancy, and only the most technical professions demanded a fluency in information technology (IT).

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Upskill America: Creating Pathways to the Middle-Class

Sat, 2014-07-26 16:28

This week, the President visited Los Angeles Trade Technical College to deliver a clear message: we need to train more hard-working Americans to fill the jobs our businesses are creating. The President explained:
I’m here for every American who works their tail off; who does everything right; who believes in the American Dream and just wants a chance to build a decent life for themselves and their families. You are why I ran for President in the first place. 

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Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Sat, 2014-07-26 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, July 25, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Seminarios en línea en Español Acerca de la Ley de Atención a la Salud para Pequeñas Empresas con Empleados

Fri, 2014-07-25 19:38

La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales (HHS por sus siglas en inglés), y la organización Small Business Majority ofrecerán una serie de seminarios en línea en español acerca de la Ley del Cuidado de la Salud para propietarios de pequeños negocios. Empleadores de habla hispana podrán “reunirse” con representantes de la SBA, HHS y Small Business Majority cada otro martes durante el verano y el otoño para beneficiarse de los seminarios en línea en español.

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Weekly Wrap Up: Astronauts, "Inversions," and the VP and a White Board

Fri, 2014-07-25 19:02

This week, some astronauts stopped by the White House (hint: think 1969), we talked about "inversions" (more on that later), the President awarded the Medal of Honor, and the Vice President got a marker and white board and gave us a little bit of history on our nation's infrastructure.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

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West Wing Week 07/25/14 or, "The Irrefutable Rightness of Your Cause"

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:53

This week, the President introduced a historic Executive Action for LGBT rights, continued to address the ongoing conflicts in the Ukraine and Gaza, hosted a town hall in support of his My Brother's Keeper Initiative, and traveled to California to deliver his response to some very striking letters he'd received ... in person. 

Watch on YouTube

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West Wing Week 07/25/14 or, "The Irrefutable Rightness of Your Cause"

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:53

This week, the President introduced a historic Executive Action for LGBT rights, continued to address the ongoing conflicts in the Ukraine and Gaza, hosted a town hall in support of his My Brother's Keeper Initiative, and traveled to California to deliver his response to some very striking letters he'd received ... in person. 

Watch on YouTube

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Commerce Joins Federal Partners to Present Job Training Programs Review

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:56

Guest Blog
Post by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

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Commerce Joins Federal Partners to Present Job Training Programs Review

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:56

Guest Blog
Post by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

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What You Missed: A Tumblr Q&A with Valerie Jarrett on Expanding Opportunity for the LGBT Community

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:28

This afternoon, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, took to Tumblr to answer some of your questions on the President's newest Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. She also answered your questions on marriage equality, bullying prevention, Star Wars, and more.
If you missed the live event, you can check out a full recap right here:
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