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Strong, Steady Growth

Strong, Steady Growth

Strong economic growth continued in the month of June, with a total of 288,000 new jobs. It is the fifth consecutive month with job growth of at least 200,000, and this is the most total jobs added in the first half of a year since 1999. Businesses created 262,000 more jobs in June, bringing us […]

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Expanding Opportunity for AAPI Communities through Education

Expanding Opportunity for AAPI Communities through Education

Editor’s note: This has been cross-posted from The Huffington Post. For Asian-American families, there is nothing more valued than education. As we celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, it is important to reflect on where our communities stand on educational achievement and where we can improve. In 2010, President Obama made a commitment to double the […]

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Pursuing the American Dream with Dignity

Filed in DOL, Secretary Perez by on May 16, 2014 1 Comment
Pursuing the American Dream with Dignity

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time for all of us to reflect on the heroes whose struggle and sacrifice have too often gone unrecognized. It is also a time to look to the future, to the challenges AAPI communities still face and how we can address them together. We recently had […]

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Report: Solid Growth, But Too Many are Struggling

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Perez by on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Report: Solid Growth, But Too Many are Struggling

The November jobs report shows the American economy continues its broad and steady job growth heading into the New Year, adding 203,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent, and American manufacturing remained strong with the addition of 27,000 new jobs. The report continues the 45-month trend of private-sector job growth, with 8.1 million […]

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Fast Action

Filed in Secretary Perez by on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Fast Action

In 1968, in the thick of the farmworkers’ struggle to gain basic rights and relief from brutal mistreatment, Cesar Chavez didn’t just march or strike or demonstrate − he fasted in order to raise awareness about his movement and highlight the importance of nonviolent resistance. Today, a new generation of activists is going without all […]

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Building Ladders of Opportunity for Immigrant and American Workers

Building Ladders of Opportunity for Immigrant and American Workers

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in Spanish as an op-ed on Univision.com. I am the son of immigrants. My family’s story is an immigrant story. It is an American story. My parents were born in the Dominican Republic, and my maternal grandfather was ambassador to the United States until he spoke out against […]

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The Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Las Vegas Edition

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Secretary Perez by on August 23, 2013 0 Comments
The Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Las Vegas Edition

It has been pointed out many times just how large and diverse the chorus of voices who support fixing our broken immigration system has grown as we move closer and closer to a long-lasting solution. There is perhaps no other issue facing our country with so many interests aligned on one side, calling for something […]

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A Good News Report, But We Can Do Better

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Unemployment, Workforce Investment by on July 5, 2013 1 Comment
A Good News Report, But We Can Do Better

The June jobs report reveals an economy continuing to recover at a promising rate. With the addition of 202,000 private sector jobs in June, that makes 7.2 million private sector jobs over the last 40 consecutive months of growth. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent — the 10th straight month that joblessness was below […]

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Helping Students Realize the American Dream, Helping the American Economy Grow

Helping Students Realize the American Dream, Helping the American Economy Grow

Like other members of President Obama’s Cabinet, I’ve spent the last few weeks traveling the country to discuss aspects of his comprehensive immigration reform proposal. On Wednesday, I was in Columbus, Ohio, to discuss “startup” visas and “stapling” green cards to diplomas with faculty, staff and students from Ohio State University, as well as local […]

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: a Moral and Economic Imperative

Filed in Jobs, Workforce Investment by on March 28, 2013 3 Comments
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: a Moral and Economic Imperative

“Our beautiful America was built by a nation of strangers. From a hundred different places or more they have poured forth…joining and blending in one mighty and irresistible tide. The land flourished because it was fed from so many different sources – because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and people.” — […]

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