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The Interview that Changed My Life Forever

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs by on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
The Interview that Changed My Life Forever

On a crisp fall day in 2011, I donned my best professional outfit, harnessed up my guide dog Railey, and headed off for another day of college classes. I had a special appointment between management economics and business finance classes. The campus Disability Support Services office, a designated Workforce Recruitment Program site, had a federal […]

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Veterans, Repeat After Me: Get to an American Job Center

Filed in Jobs, Veterans by on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Veterans, Repeat After Me: Get to an American Job Center

“Call your American Job Center. TODAY.” Every time I meet a veteran in the midst of a job search, or who is looking to take a great leap forward in his or her career, this is the single most important thing I can say. It’s one simple step that can make all the difference, as […]

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A New Approach to Expanding Job-Driven Training

A New Approach to Expanding Job-Driven Training

When Vice President Biden launched the Job-Driven Training initiative last year, he set in motion unprecedented collaboration across the federal government. Thirteen agencies, in partnership with the White House, reviewed federal training programs to ensure that they help ready-to-work Americans prepare for ready-to-fill, high-demand jobs and careers. For example, when the Department of Agriculture looked […]

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Latest Jobs Report Shows a Dynamic Recovery

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Perez by on February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Latest Jobs Report Shows a Dynamic Recovery

2015 is picking up right where 2014 left off – with strong, steady, sustained job growth that is leading a dynamic recovery. Employers and workers alike are showing renewed confidence in the economy, which added 257,000 jobs in January (267,000 in the private sector). Private employers have now created 11.8 million jobs over the last […]

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Women in Statistics: Beyond the Headline

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Women by on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Women in Statistics: Beyond the Headline

As the top two economists at the Labor Department, a recent article in The Washington Post caught our eye. The article, entitled “Women flocking to statistics, the newly hot, high-tech field of data science,” stated that statistics is the one STEM profession where women are taking the lead. As women and as economists, we see […]

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Investing in America’s Middle Class

Investing in America’s Middle Class

A few weeks ago, during his State of the Union address, President Obama told the American people that, now that we are out from under the shadow of the Great Recession, it’s time for us to decide what kind of nation we are going to be for the future. “Will we accept an economy where […]

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A Day in the Life: Salt Lake City, Utah

During his State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, President Obama laid out his vision for expanding opportunity for Americans. Building on this message, Secretary Perez traveled to Tucson, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah, this week to talk with business and community leaders about ways to help more people secure a foothold in the middle […]

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A Day in The Life: Tucson, Arizona

A Day in The Life: Tucson, Arizona

During the State of the Union address on Jan. 20, President Obama talked about the progress our nation has made since the recession. He also shared his plan for what else can be done to help more people secure good jobs and climb the ladder of success. This week, Secretary Perez traveled to Tucson, Arizona, to echo […]

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A LEADER in Apprenticeships: Oberg Industries

Filed in Apprenticeship, Jobs by on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
A LEADER in Apprenticeships: Oberg Industries

Editor’s Note: The following guest blog post is authored by David R. Getty, manager of corporate communications at Oberg Industries in Pennsylvania. Oberg is part of ApprenticeshipUSA’s LEADER program. For more information about this program, visit www.dol.gov/apprenticeship. View the White House Fact sheet here. Donald E. Oberg, founder of Oberg Industries, knew the importance of […]

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Embodying The American Dream: The First Lady’s Guests

Filed in Apprenticeship, Jobs, Paid Leave by on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Embodying The American Dream: The First Lady’s Guests

On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address. Coming off the strongest year of economic growth since the 90s, President Obama will lay out his vision to continue to expand middle class prosperity. For decades, First Ladies have invited citizens that match the themes of the State of the Union Address […]

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