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A Framework for FinTech
Today, we are publishing our statement of principles as a policy framework for the fintech ecosystem.
January 13, 2017 at 6:36 PM ET by Adrienne Harris, Alex Zerden
In Review: Why President Obama Reformed Wall Street and What Reform has Accomplished
More than six years in, Wall Street reform is working -- curbing the recklessness and abuses that caused the global financial crisis.
January 9, 2017 at 3:03 PM ET by
Follow the Fees
Today, the Administration rolls out a final report on its Competition Initiative, including a brief on the spread of "hidden fee" pricing practices
December 28, 2016 at 2:31 PM ET by
Scoop This! Companies Tap into New Talent by Providing #FirstJob Opportunities
Human resource leaders from major companies discuss how they are connecting out-of-work, out-of-school young people to a #FirstJob and why it matters for their businesses
December 23, 2016 at 2:11 PM ET by Ryan Burke and Irene Hsu
Expanding Access to the Middle Class for our Country’s Healthcare Workforce
Report released this week by the Health Career Pathways Task Force offers concrete strategies and recommendations to build a more robust pipeline for healthcare jobs.
December 21, 2016 at 5:17 PM ET by Matthew Colangelo, Ryan Burke, and Alefiyah Mesiwala
Investing in the Cybersecurity Workforce of Tomorrow
Through the President's TechHire initiative, communities are training workers for the half a million open tech jobs--including many that require cybersecurity skills
December 20, 2016 at 4:18 PM ET by Bruce Andrews and Matthew Colangelo
Three USDA Actions to Help Farmers Get a Fair Shake, Explained
Today, USDA announced three actions to protect family farmers from unfair treatment by big processors. Here’s what that means.
December 14, 2016 at 1:29 PM ET by
New VA – CNCS Collaboration to Connect Funding to Better Outcomes for Veterans
The VA and CNCS announce that they are jointly funding an innovative new approach called Pay for Success to promote better employment outcomes for veterans with PTSD.
November 11, 2016 at 4:42 PM ET by
, Matthew Colangelo
The Employment Situation in October
The economy added 161,000 jobs in October and over the past year has seen the fastest annual wage growth since the end of the recession.
November 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
ApprenticeshipUSA is Upskilling America
Department of Labor announces over $50 million to expand apprenticeships in 36 states
October 21, 2016 at 2:44 PM ET by
Secretary Thomas E. Perez
The Thing About #FirstJobs?: They’re Good for Young People and Good for Business
Nearly 40 of the nation’s largest companies pledge to adopt best practices to connect out-of-work, out-of-school young people to a #FirstJob
October 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM ET by
President Obama on Enforcing Trade Rules: What You Need to Know
President Obama is holding China accountable on its violation of trade rules. Here's why that's important.
September 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM ET by
Listen to Vice President Biden on Training Americans for the Jobs of the Future
Tune in to hear Vice President Biden at the LaunchCode Mentor Center in St. Louis, Missouri -- one of the first TechHire communities.
September 9, 2016 at 10:57 AM ET by
Helping Puerto Rico Achieve Economic Prosperity
President appoints seven members of the board established by PROMESA
August 31, 2016 at 1:05 PM ET by
Jeff Zients' Remarks at Naturalization Ceremony
Jeff Zients, Director of the NEC, spoke this morning at a Naturalization Ceremony for a group of new American citizens. Below are his remarks, as prepared.
August 25, 2016 at 7:11 PM ET by
Facilitating State Efforts to Help Workers Save for Retirement
Department of Labor finalizes rules enabling states to establish retirement savings programs intended to help workers who do not have access to a workplace plan
August 25, 2016 at 11:20 AM ET by
Secretary Thomas E. Perez
Testing Access for Low-Income Students to a New Generation of Higher Education Providers
The Department of Education is announcing eight selected sites for the latest experiment to learn about potential changes to disbursing federal financial aid.
August 16, 2016 at 12:29 PM ET by Ryan Burke and Yuanxia Ding
The Employment Situation in July
The economy added 255,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate held steady and labor force participation rose, and wage growth picked up.
August 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Protecting Consumers from Abusive Debt Collection Practices
Yesterday, the CFPB announced it is considering a set of proposals to reform the debt collection industry and protect consumers working to resolve their financial burdens
July 29, 2016 at 6:54 PM ET by
Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2016
Real GDP grew 1.2 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, with strong consumer spending growth offset in part by a decrease in inventory investment.
July 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in June
The economy added 287,000 jobs in June, as labor force participation rose and the broadest measure of labor market slack fell.
July 8, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Seizing the TechHire Opportunity in Rural America
Today the Obama Administration is announcing new actions to develop and expand ecosystems of high-quality IT talent in rural America
June 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM ET by
Secretary Tom Vilsack
The Future of Finance is Now
Technology is changing the way consumers relate to their finances, and the way institutions function in our financial system
June 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM ET by Adrienne Harris, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis: What You Need to Know
Here are the actual facts behind seven myths you may hear about legislation to help Puerto Rico out of its debt crisis.
June 7, 2016 at 1:40 PM ET by
The Employment Situation in May
The economy added jobs in May at a considerably slower pace than in recent months as unemployment fell and wage growth continued its pickup.
June 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
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President Obama Returns to Elkhart, Indiana
President Obama is returning to Elkhart, Indiana to highlight the economic progress we've made and the challenges that remain.
May 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET by Melanie Garunay
What You Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements, and How States are Responding:
Today, the White House is releasing a report about unfair non-compete agreements that some workers are being made to sign, and what we'd like to do about it.
May 5, 2016 at 11:16 AM ET by Ryan Burke
The President's Upskill Initiative: 1 Year Later
Employers nationwide have answered the President's call to train frontline workers with the skills to earn higher-paying jobs.
April 26, 2016 at 11:34 AM ET by
Secretary Thomas E. Perez
Expanding Career Pathways and Connecting Americans to Healthcare Jobs
Building on Administration's job-driven training investments, employers launch Health Career Pathways, creating ladders of opportunity for Americans to middle-class jobs.
April 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM ET by
, Ryan Burke
The Corporate Inversions Tax Loophole: What You Need to Know
Answers to your questions on new actions to stop U.S. companies from moving their address overseas in so-called “tax inversions."
April 8, 2016 at 6:39 PM ET by
, Seth Hanlon
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