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Jobs Council Listening and Action Session at Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

November 14, 2012 – Atlanta, GA

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness opened the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit with a panel discussion of Global Jobs and US Competitiveness.

President’s Jobs Council Participates in Workforce Training Panel Discussions at Johnson County Community College

October 1, 2012 – Overland Park, KS

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness headlined panel discussions on workforce development at Johnson County Community College (JCCC).

Downtown Project, Las Vegas Convenes a Roundtable Discussion with the President’s Jobs Council on Small Businesses

September 25, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness joined a roundtable discussion with local small business owners, educators, and community and economic development representatives at the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, NV.

Jobs Council Members Discuss Jobs and Competitiveness

September 21, 2012 – Harvard University

Harvard Business School convened a series of panels with Jobs Council members to discuss Jobs and Competitiveness. Jobs Council members Jeff Immelt of General Electric, Robert Wolf of 32Advisors, Laura Tyson of UC Berkeley, and Darlene Miller of Permac Industries headlined the discussions with Harvard Business School students.

Listening & Action Session on the State of the Economy

June 6, 2012 – New York, NY

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness convened a Listening and Action Session at the Yale CEO Summit at the New York Stock Exchange, where Jobs Council members Jeff Immelt of General Electric and Robert Wolf of UBS led a panel discussion on the economy and the recommendations of the Jobs Council.

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Host Session at Last Stop on Operation HOPE 20th Anniversary Bus Tour

April 24, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness hosted a listening and action meeting in South Los Angeles on the occasion of Operation HOPE’s 20th Anniversary Bus Tour on April 24th, 2012. Jobs Council member Monica Lozano of ImpreMedia and Executive Director Don Graves were joined by Ambassador Andrew Young in a session to discuss the regional economy, small business development and job creation.

Listening & Action Session at the Council on Foreign Relations

March 29, 2012 – New York, NY

On March 29, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a discussion in New York City with Council members Robert Wolf of UBS and Ellen Kullman of DuPont, along with Jeff Zients of the Office of Management and Budget on the work of the Jobs Council.

President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Launches STAY WITH IT with a Facebook Live Event

March 14, 2012 – Atlanta, GA

On Wednesday, March 14th, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in collaboration with engineering schools, Intel, Facebook, MTV and Google officially launched the STAY WITH IT campaign with a Day of Engineering on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Listening & Action Session on Innovation, Infrastructure and Entrepreneurship at the Bay Area Council

March 7, 2012 – San Francisco, CA

On March 7, 2012, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness convened a discussion on economic growth and job creation in San Francisco. A panel, featuring Laura Tyson of UC Berkley and Executive Director Don Graves, focused on topics of interest to the business leaders including innovation, infrastructure and entrepreneurship.

Listening & Action Session on Next Economy and Job Creation

March 6, 2012 – Sacramento, CA

At a roundtable convened by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in partnership with the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Kevin Johnson and Executive Director Don Graves addressed the topics of job creation, competitiveness, the Next Economy Initiative, and ways to spur the regional and national economies.

Healthcare Workforce Training Listening & Action Session

March 5, 2012 – Mission Viejo, California

On Monday, March 5th, Saddleback College hosted the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness for a Listening and Action Session with local and national healthcare stakeholders to discuss workforce training needs within the healthcare sector and to launch an innovative basic skills development pilot program for students entering allied health educational programs.

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Convenes a White House Meeting of Engineering School Deans

February 8, 2012 – Washington, DC

On February 8, the President and his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness invited Deans of high-achieving Engineering Schools to the White House to recognize their achievements and highlight the progress of the Jobs Council 10,000 Engineer Initiative.

Science Education Listening & Action Session

February 3, 2012 – Seattle, WA

On Friday, February 3rd, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness held a Listening and Action Session in Seattle, WA. The Jobs Council, in partnership with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, discussed ways businesses and organizations like NASA can enhance educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics beyond the classroom to develop a competitive and innovative workforce.

Fourth Jobs Council Meeting with the President

January 17, 2012 – Washington, DC

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met at the White House on January 17, 2012, to present its 2011 year-end report, “Road Map to Renewal.” The report lays out an agenda to Invest in Our Future through education and innovation, Build on Our Strengths in the critical sectors of energy and manufacturing, and Play to Win by making overdue tax and regulatory reforms to stay competitive.

New York Healthcare Workforce Initiative Listening & Action Session

December 12, 2011 – New York, NY

With New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and community college and health care sector leaders.

Advanced Manufacturing Listening & Action Session

October 27, 2011 – Plymouth, MN

With Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Senator Amy Klobuchar, National Association of Manufacturers President Jay Timmons, and community college and manufacturing sector leaders.

Third Jobs Council Quarterly Meeting with President

October 11, 2011 – Pittsburgh, PA

The President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council held its third quarterly meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on October 11, 2011.

Foreign Direct Investment Listening & Action Session

October 7, 2011 – Washington, DC

With Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, business leaders and stakeholders.

Infrastructure Listening & Action Session

September 1, 2011 – Dallas, TX

With Jobs Council members, President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue, President of AFL-CIO Richard Trumka, US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, and others.

Listening & Action Session on Engineering

August 31, 2011 – Portland, OR

On October 31st, the Jobs Council hosted a Listening and Action session focused on engineering at Intel in Portland, Oregon. The discussion was led by Paul Otellini of Intel, Darlene Miller of Permac Industries, Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, and Don Graves, the Executive Director of the Jobs Council.

High-Growth/ High-Tech Listening & Action Session

August 2, 2011 – Palo Alto, CA

With Jobs Council members, United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and local Silicon Valley businesses.

Panel Discussion on Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency

July 23, 2011 – Los Angeles

The Jobs Council participated in a panel discussion on infrastructure and energy efficiency at the US Conference of Mayors in  Los Angeles on July 23rd, hosted by Mayor Villaraigosa with Laura Tyson of UC Berkeley, Monica Lozano of impreMedia, and
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Second Jobs Council Quarterly Meeting with President

June 13, 2011 – Durham, NC

The President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council held its second meeting in Durham, NC on June 13, 2011.

Small Business Exports Listening & Action Session

May 17, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN

With Jobs Council members, local businesses, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and others.

Small Business Listening & Action Session

May 10, 2011 – Dayton, OH

On Tuesday, May 10, the Jobs Council a Listening & Action Session with Jobs Council members, local businesses and Small Business Administration administrator Karen Mills.

First Jobs Council Quarterly Meeting with President

February 24, 2011 – Washington, DC

The President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council held its first meeting in the White House on February 24, 2011.