Barack Obama

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US – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – FAQ

The following Frequently Asked Questions are drafted in the context of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs that are administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). GENERAL QUESTIONS Q. What programs are authorized by WIOA? WOIA authorizes key employment and training programs and the American Job Center (referred to as One-Stop Center in … Continue reading

US – Obama to sign bill improving worker training

On Tuesday, President Obama and Vice President Biden will announce new executive actions on job training at the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  Congress and the President have finally found some common ground: Obama will sign the first significant legislative job training reform effort in nearly a decade on Tuesday. The Workforce … Continue reading

US – Is The White House Consistent on Minimum Wage and Interns Pay?

Even as it pushes Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the Obama administration is resisting calls to pay interns who serve in the White House.  The White House declined multiple opportunities to comment on whether it would rethink its position on not compensating the roughly 300 interns who work there each … Continue reading

Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs under US Presidents – Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama

There are many differences between these periods. Overall employment was smaller in the ’80s, so a different comparison might be to look at the percentage change.   Of course the participation rate was increasing in the ’80s (younger population and women joining the labor force), and the participation rate is declining now.  But these graphs give … Continue reading

US federal workforce / The three episodes of cuts

There have been three modern episodes in which federal employees have been cut during a presidential administration: the post-World War II demobilization under president Harry S Truman (1945-53); the Cold War peace dividend and budget cuts under president Clinton (1992-2000); and now Obama, who has downsized the federal government during the recession. Here’s a comparison: via … Continue reading

White House Meets Business / To discuss better job training and discrimination against long-term unemployed

The White House released a list of 23 corporate or small business leaders joining with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss better job training to expand manufacturing capacity and help people who have been jobless for years re-enter the workforce. They include AT&T Inc., CVS Caremark Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The … Continue reading

President Obama 2014 State of the Union (Video) / Vice President Joe Biden would oversee a job-training-reform program

President Obama devoted a substantial portion of his 2014 State of the Union speech last night to explaining how he plans to improve the nation’s economy by connecting unemployed workers with skills-starved employers and strengthening the manufacturing sector. “That means more on-the-job training, and more apprenticeships that set a young worker on an upward trajectory … Continue reading

President Obama’s Jobs Programs / The first of three institutes announced

President Obama, seeking to fulfill a pledge from his last State of the Union address before his next one in two weeks, traveled to North Carolina on Wednesday to announce the establishment of a manufacturing institute to help create well-paying jobs. A consortium, led by North Carolina State University and comprising 18 companies and six … Continue reading

Update on Unemployment Insurance Extension in US

The US Senate passed a procedural vote Tuesday to extend long-term unemployment insurance that ended late last year. The vote does not guarantee final passage, and the measure still must pass the House of Representatives, according to a report by USA Today. The 60-37 vote with six Republicans voting with the majority of Democrats shows … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Extension in US / Transcripts: President Obama’s and House Speaker John Boehner Jan. 7 remarks

PRESIDENT OBAMA: … Five years ago this month, our economy was shedding 800,000 jobs, just in one month. But as Americans buckled down and worked hard and sacrificed, we began to come back. And our businesses have created more than 8 million new jobs since we hit the bottom. Our auto industry’s gone from bust … Continue reading

Unemployment Extension / White House will push when Congress comes back to work

“These are not the people who caused the financial crisis, they are the victims of the financial crisis,” the President said Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance in US / Has it increased joblessness ?

House-Senate negotiators are close to a modest budget accord to avoid another government shutdown, but suddenly the White House is introducing a last-minute demand. Five years into an economic recovery that President Obama often hails as miraculous, he wants to extend unemployment benefits one more time. Maybe it’s time to consider whether the big expansion … Continue reading

Obama’s Job Performance / Most Young People Are Unhappy

Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released on Wednesday. The national poll by Harvard’s Institute of Politics of more than 2,000 people aged 18 through 29 … Continue reading

US / ‘One-stop shop’ to attract foreign investment to generate jobs

The US launched a fresh effort Thursday to attract investment by foreign manufacturers and other businesses as the government seeks to pull down stubbornly high unemployment. President Barack Obama was to address 1,200 foreign and US business leaders in Washington as the White House tries to further lower barriers to foreign investment. White House officials … Continue reading

Amazon / Was President Obama right on its high-wage jobs ?

When President Obama delivered a major economic address over the summer, he did so from an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tenn, “a perfect example of the company that is investing in American workers and creating good, high-wage jobs” Continue reading

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