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Still Time for Summer Jobs

Still Time for Summer Jobs

Earlier this week I had the chance to attend the opening of a new smoothie shop in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and meet a number of young people hired by Jamba Juice as part of our Summer Jobs+ initiative. Seeing the shift manager Korie and the rest of her crew working hard […]

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Hangout with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis, Web Apps by on May 9, 2012 0 Comments

The following is a cross-post of a blog that first appeared on the White House Blog: On Thursday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. EDT Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will host a Google+ Hangout to talk about the Obama Administration’s Summer Jobs+ initiative. Summer Jobs+ is a call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to […]

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My First Job: Why Summer Jobs+ is Important for Our Youth

The following is a cross-post from the White House Blog: Today, on the train up to Philadelphia for the announcement of the Summer Jobs+ bank, I had the chance to think about my first summer job and what it meant to me and my family. I grew up in a modest neighborhood just outside of […]

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It’s Cold Outside … and I’m Thinking of Summer (Jobs)

It’s Cold Outside … and I’m Thinking of Summer (Jobs)

This week in Washington, we got our first taste of snow and sub-freezing temperatures of the New Year. As a California native, I admit my thoughts instinctively turned to the summer. I can’t help it. It’s in my DNA. But I’m in good company because President Obama has been thinking about the summer, too. He […]

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NDEAM: The Possibilities

Filed in Jobs, Unemployment, Workplace Rights by on October 24, 2011 10 Comments

October is my favorite month of the year, and not just for the candy and costumed hilarity around Berkeley, but because it’s such a great month for people with disabilities. Not only did we just finish our second annual Disability History Week here in California, it’s also National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time […]

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Lessons from Summer Interns, Take 2

Filed in Education, Jobs by on August 10, 2011 2 Comments

Last month, several interns shared what it has been like to work for the Department of Labor this summer. Students were open about their initial expectations and ways that their experiences have exceeded the work they originally believed they would be doing. But that was from a national office perspective. What about our interns in […]

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Labor’s Law and Order

Filed in Education, Jobs, Workforce Investment by on August 10, 2011 1 Comment
Labor’s Law and Order

My name is Molly Connors.  I grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  George Washington University is where I obtained my undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science and minoring in French Language and Literature.  Currently, I am a third year law student at the University of Michigan.  This summer, I’m working as […]

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Understanding the Practical Side of Public Affairs

Filed in Education, Jobs, Workforce Investment by on August 10, 2011 1 Comment

“Hi, my name is Yiye Wu. I’m the summer intern with Office of Public Affairs.” “Hi, welcome on board! Yi, is it?” “Very close! It’s Yee-Yeh.” I said, smiling and excited on my first day as a DOL intern. Since coming to the United States last August, I have already gotten use to people saying […]

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Working in a Team Environment

Filed in Education, Jobs, Workforce Investment by on August 10, 2011 2 Comments
Working in a Team Environment

The day in the life of an intern: fetch coffee, copy documents, unappreciated. We often get a certain image when the title “intern” is mentioned. There are stereotypes that carry over from movies to people’s heads; however, there are so many valuable experiences that come with life as an intern. This summer, as a part […]

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Preparing for Public Service

Filed in Education, Jobs by on July 26, 2011 3 Comments
Preparing for Public Service

Despite living in the D.C. area for most of my life, before this past June, I had yet to even see the Department of Labor or know its mission. When I was accepted for an internship placement through the OCA program in May, I figured the work would be dry and non-substantive. Thankfully, I was […]

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