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Obama, Biden Tout Competitive Job Grants

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in comp...

Obama: Overtime Pay Plan Will Help 'Build An Economy That Works For Everybody'

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's not right that businesses that treat their employers fairly can be undercut by competitors who do...

Obama To Push For More Overtime Pay, White House Official Says

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millio...

Re-Invigorating America's Greatness Through National Employment Policy

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

At his recent State of the Union address, President Obama issued a timely challenge to U.S. corporate leaders: partner with the administration voluntarily to absorb more workers needing employment.

Obama Sends Congress Budget Focused On Economy, Job Creation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and othe...

Obama To Congress: Move On The Jobs Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. In his weekly r...

Obama's Weekly Address Stresses His Go-It-Alone Strategy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to his go-it-alone strategy, emphasizing administrative steps he's taking to spur econ...

Small Businesses Willing to Go the Distance on Long-Term Unemployment

John Arensmeyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Despite recent improvements in the economy, the average time people are out of work is still twice as long as any recession since the 1950s.

Obama Believes 2014 'Can Be A Breakthrough Year For America'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he believes 2014 can be a breakthrough year for the country. In his weekly radio and Internet addre...

Obama Makes Good On Manufacturing Jobs Promise

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Making good on a promise from last year's State of the Union to help create good-paying American jobs, President Barack Obama o...

Obama Hitting The Road For Announcement

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlighting the growing manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy, President Barack...

Obama Pushing Jobs With Executive Actions

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs me...

Obama: 2014 'Will Be A Year Of Action' On Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling 2014 "a year of action" for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families. I...

Obama: 'No Question' Shutdown Hurt The Job Market

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwarfed by towering cranes and cargo containers, President Barack Obama came to a port in conservative-leanin...

Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic

Robert Reich | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say "no" to every idea for boosting it? It's important for Obama and the Democrats to recognize this cynical strategy for what it is, and help the rest of America to see it.

The Amazon Economy Undercuts Obama's Message

Richard Kirsch | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

On Tuesday, President Obama gave a great speech on why good jobs are the foundation for his middle-out economic strategy... from a huge Amazon warehouse where the workers do not have good jobs. I'm still stuck on the setting.

Obama's New August Strategy

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans were going to spend August talking up their own theme of "Fighting Washington." Obama has undercut this theme in a big way already -- by pointing out that anyone in Congress is not just part of Washington, but in fact they are failing miserably.

Dave Jamieson

Obama To Talk Up Good Jobs... At Warehouse Staffed By Temps | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will visit an Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday as part of his national jobs tour, acco...

Where's the Beef?: The First Thing Obama Can Do By Himself to Create Good Jobs

Richard Kirsch | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

In his speech, Obama promised, "Whatever executive authority I have to help the middle class, I'll use it." That's great. He can start with an executive order to boost job quality for at least two million workers whose pay is financed by the federal government.

What Obama Ought To Tell Us About Jobs

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

We are still having the same tired conversation about why too few people are working, and why many of those with jobs earn too little to support their families.

One Million New Factory Jobs?

Scott Paul | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

In President Obama's nomination acceptance speech, he promised to create one million new domestic manufacturing jobs by the end of his second term. The president can fulfill his campaign pledge, if he meant it. We're willing to help.

Obama Alludes To Recent Troubles In Weekly Address

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling attention to his economic proposals and efforts to expand the middle class...

Obama Tries Hard To Change The Subject

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

* Strategist Lehane: trip gets Obama "out of the bunker" * Obama wants to cut red tape for big construction projects * T...

Obama Heads To Texas To Talk Middle-Class Jobs

Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning ...

As Obama Turns To Jobs, Allies Urge New Approach

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's slowly improving jobs picture hides problems like stagnant wages and fewer working hours that strike directly at Presi...