Tag: summer jobs

Discovering New Skills and Careers

Filed in Jobs, Workforce Development by on August 13, 2013 3 Comments
Discovering New Skills and Careers

Editor’s note: This has been cross-posted from the White House’s blog. Earlier this spring President Obama issued a challenge to businesses, nonprofits and government: Work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth. The resulting Youth Jobs+ initiative brought together these groups to create pathways to employment for young Americans. One of […]

Continue Reading »

Safety Rights for Young Workers

Filed in Education, Safety, Workplace Rights by on June 20, 2013 3 Comments
Safety Rights for Young Workers

Summer officially begins tomorrow, and with it, millions of young people will enter the workforce — some of them for the first time. Unfortunately, these workers are often among the most vulnerable members of our nation’s workforce. Workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older […]

Continue Reading »

Youth Employment Turning the Corner in 2012

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis by on August 23, 2012 0 Comments

As young Americans all across the country head back to a new school year, I’m excited to say that many more will take with them lessons learned through summer jobs. Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on youth employment. The numbers show that while there’s still work to be done, opportunities […]

Continue Reading »

Power of Innovation and Opportunity on display in San Francisco

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Secretary Solis by on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Power of Innovation and Opportunity on display in San Francisco

The Bay Area has long been a hub of innovation and technology, so it is critical that local employers are actively engaged in developing a skilled workforce for the 21st century. Ensuring that young people learn the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math while in school is crucial to maintaining our culture of innovation, […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Calling All Developers: White House Summer Jobs+ Code Sprint

Filed in Jobs by on April 3, 2012 3 Comments

The following is a cross-post from the White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog: Today we’re announcing the first ever White House Code Sprint. This is a call to developers around the country to use the Summer Jobs+ API to build job search apps for your favorite browsers, social networking platforms, smart phones […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »