Jobs Council Blog

Skills for America’s Future reaches partnership milestone

Posted by staff on August 16, 2012 09:36 AM EST

Skills for America’s Future (SAF), an initiative of the Aspen Institute chaired by Jobs Council Member Penny Pritzker, recently marked its 300th partnership as part of the initiative’s growing national network of businesses, community colleges, industry associations and other workforce
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Roundtable Conversation about Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Development in New Orleans

Posted by staff on August 1, 2012 04:30 PM EST

Workforce training and the skills gap are major concerns for city government, business leaders, educators, and workforce development professionals, alike. The New Orleans Mayor’s office hosted staff from the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness for a very productive discussion
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Viewing the City as a Startup

Posted by staff on July 13, 2012 03:14 PM EST

“Retain talent, connect innovators and embrace failure.” Those were the top three tips delivered by Steve and Jean Case and Don Graves at the recent CEOs for Cities conference at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH. At a time
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Better Buildings Challenge Continues to Grow as New Partners Commit to Improving Energy Efficiency

Posted by staff on June 29, 2012 10:44 AM EST

Since President Obama announced the Better Buildings Challenge last year, the Jobs Council has played an active role in helping the country modernize its commercial and industrial buildings to become more energy efficient. These upgrades will not only save businesses
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Obama Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Travel and Tourism in the United States

Posted by staff on May 10, 2012 12:58 PM EST

On January 19th, 2012, President Obama signed an Executive Order and announced new administrative initiatives to significantly increase travel and tourism in and to the United States. The U.S. travel and tourism industry is a substantial component of U.S. GDP,
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Reducing Red Tape: Regulatory Reform Goes International

Posted by staff on May 1, 2012 10:41 AM EST

Posted by Cass Sunstein Over the past year, the Federal Government has been working to implement President Obama’s directions for a 21st-century regulatory system, which he described in Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.”  Executive Order 13563 requires
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NASA and America Need Young Engineers to Take the Nation to New Heights

Posted by staff on March 15, 2012 10:55 AM EST

By Administrator Charles Bolden Today, I am in Atlanta on the campus of Georgia Tech for a “Day of Engineering” Facebook pep rally to kick off the President’s new STAY WITH IT campaign devoted to recruiting, retaining and graduating 10,000
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The JOBS Act – A Cynical and Dangerous Return to the Politics of Financial Deregulation

Posted by staff on March 14, 2012 03:04 PM EST

AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement March 14, 2012 America needs jobs. Yet Congress cannot enact such basic legislation as the reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Bill that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Instead, this week Congress once again is
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Secretary Geithner Visits BNSF Railway in Texas, Discuss Economy with Local Business Leaders

Posted by staff on March 9, 2012 04:30 PM EST

On Thursday, March 8, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner toured BNSF’s Alliance Intermodal Facility in North Fort Worth to highlight the importance of domestic infrastructure development to the competitiveness of American businesses. While in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Secretary met
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Darlene Miller Meets with Association to Discuss Issues Related to Skilled Manufacturing and Workforce Development

Posted by staff on March 7, 2012 11:08 AM EST

On March 6, Jobs Council Member Darlene Miller joined approximately 35 members of Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), an international trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry, at the White House to meet with several Administration
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