Tag: small businesses

2012: A Strong Year of Consistent Growth

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis, Unemployment by on January 4, 2013 7 Comments
2012: A Strong Year of Consistent Growth

For nearly three years, steady gains have occurred across different sectors of the economy. Today’s jobs report marks 34 straight months of private sector job growth, which have added close to 5.8 million jobs. And December finishes a strong year of consistent growth with average increases of about 160,000 private sector jobs per month in […]

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New DOL-SBA Website Encourages Entrepreneurship

New DOL-SBA Website Encourages Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial spirit is what drives this country.  In fact, small businesses and start-ups are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the United States. And more than half of all working Americans own or work for a small business.  That’s why helping to create an environment where more businesses are […]

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Securing Health Care for Workers and Small Businesses

Filed in Workplace Rights by on December 7, 2011 2 Comments

As President Obama made clear when he pushed for successful passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), businesses that want to offer their employees health care benefits should have access to affordable options.  Moreover, they should also be confident that the health care plans they work with are legitimate businesses. That’s why the Department of […]

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Work Sharing: A Success Story

Filed in Jobs by on September 14, 2011 7 Comments
Work Sharing: A Success Story

On Monday, I traveled to Rhode Island to visit the Pilgrim Screw Corporation with members of the state’s Congressional delegation.  I toured Pilgrim’s offices and factory with Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, and senior officials from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, as well as Pilgrim’s President Geoff Grove […]

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