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Jobs http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/20/all en Valerie Jarrett at the AFL-CIO National Conference on Diversity and Inclusion http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/valerie-jarrett-afl-cio-national-conference-diversity-and-inclusion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Valerie Jarrett at the AFL-CIO National Conference on Diversity and Inclusion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/10/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Sunday September 8th, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President addressed an audience of nearly one thousand AFL-CIO union leaders and allies at their national conference on diversity and inclusion, held this week in Los Angeles.&nbsp;Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez is also scheduled to address the conference on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/09/10/remarks-valerie-jarrett-september-8th-2013-los-angeles-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/09/10/remarks-valerie-jarrett-september-8th-2013-los-angeles-california" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/09/10/remarks-valerie-jarrett-september-8th-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Arlene California Econ. Jobs Economy Jobs John Perez Liz Los Angeles Los Angeles Martin Luther King Jr. Middle Class Security Official Sharon Burrow Shuler Tom Perez Trumka Valerie Jarrett WASHINGTON White House Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:13:48 +0000 feed 166523 at http://newsmotion.org Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Case for the Agricultural Industry http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/fixing-our-broken-immigration-system-economic-case-agricultural-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Case for the Agricultural Industry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 08/13/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndTA7I3_qxc">Watch the video.</a></p> <p>Today, Jason Berry the owner of Berry Farms in Vivaldia, Georgia joined a call with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to highlight the important <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/ag-rural-report-07292013.pdf">economic benefits of immigration reform to the agricultural industry</a>.&nbsp; Jason&rsquo;s company produces 200 acres of organic blueberries, in addition to 50 acres of vegetables. In the spring and summer of 2011 a drastic shortage of farm workers, invoked by the passage of a local law, almost caused him to lose his farm. &nbsp;Desperate for workers, Jason began offering $50 signing bonuses to locals who were willing to work harvesting his crops; however, based on his estimates, 90% of those new hires quit within three days. &nbsp;Jason says the losses at his blueberry and vegetable farm were almost enough to put his small operation under, which would have drastically impacted him and his 15 year round employees.&nbsp; Jason&rsquo;s story is one echoed by many farmers in Georgia.&nbsp; Jason shared his story with President Obama in late June and continues to use his story to demonstrate why immigration reform is so important to America&rsquo;s farmers and the entire agricultural industry.&nbsp; Check out Jason&rsquo;s video <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndTA7I3_qxc">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/08/13/fixing-our-broken-immigration-system-economic-case-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/08/13/fixing-our-broken-immigration-system-e...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Berry Farms Econ. Jobs Economy Georgia Georgia Immigration Jason Berry Julie Chavez Rodriguez Official Tom Vilsack Vivaldia White House Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:25:45 +0000 feed 153045 at http://newsmotion.org States Step Up to Help Veterans and Spouses Get Back to Work http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/states-step-help-veterans-and-spouses-get-back-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> States Step Up to Help Veterans and Spouses Get Back to Work </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/17/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p041713ck-0429.jpg?itok=Xm1R_ngI" alt="First Lady Michelle Obama watches Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley sign the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013, April 17, 2013" title="First Lady Michelle Obama watches Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley sign the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013, April 17, 2013" width="430" height="286" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> First Lady Michelle Obama watches Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley sign the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 during a ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, Md., April 17, 2013. Seated, from left are, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Gov. Martin O'Malley, and House Speaker Michael Busch. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>President Obama and the First Lady are <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/">committed to doing everything in their power to assist the brave men and women who have served our country in re-entering civilian life and finding employment</a>. Over the last year and a half, the President has overseen the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/23/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-work-honor-our-military-families-and-vetera">first re-design of the military&rsquo;s transition assistance program in twenty years;</a> created <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/05/incentivizing-employers-hire-veterans-through-permanent-tax-credits">new tax credits</a> to spur veteran hiring; expanded <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/07/we-cant-wait-obama-administration-announces-new-initiatives-get-veterans">re-employment services</a>, including the Veterans Job Bank and the Veterans Gold Card; and launched a series of initiatives to expand the number of veterans that get jobs in healthcare and <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/03/president-obama-s-plan-put-veterans-back-work">first responder fields</a>. Additionally, under the great leadership of the First Lady and Dr. Biden, Joining Forces has <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/30/year-review-joining-forces-hire-american-heroes">expanded hiring and training partnerships with the private sector in an effort to help our veterans and their spouses get back to work</a>.</p> <p>Yet, our veterans still face major hurdles as they transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce. <a href="http://www.prudential.com/documents/public/VeteransEmploymentChallenges.pdf">According to a 2012 survey by Prudential and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America</a>, 60 percent of survey respondents said they had trouble translating their military skills into civilian job experience, creating a significant barrier to employment. Many high-demand, good-paying jobs like paramedics, truck drivers, nurses, and welders, require either a national certification or state occupational license to be hired, and currently our national and state systems make it very difficult for service members and veterans to obtain these civilian certifications and licenses that directly translate to their military training. Often times service members and veterans are required to repeat education or training in order to receive these occupational credentials, even though much, and in some cases, all, of their military training and experience overlaps with credential training requirements. And employers, many with significant needs for skilled workers, are left waiting for these military members to complete these, oftentimes lengthy, credentialing training programs &ndash; programs that many veterans could have taught themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/17/states-step-help-veterans-and-spouses-get-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/17/states-step-help-veterans-and-spouses-get-back-work" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/17/states-step-help-veterans-and-spouses-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Afghanistan Afghanistan Annapolis Anthony Brown Biden Chuck Kennedy Econ. Jobs Economy Gene Sperling Gene Sperling Iraq Iraq Joining Forces Martin O'Malley Maryland Maryland Michael Busch Michelle Obama Official The First Lady Thomas V. Mike V. Mike Miller Jr. Veterans White House Women Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:14:35 +0000 feed 117427 at http://newsmotion.org Working Toward a Tech Sector that Reflects America http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/working-toward-tech-sector-reflects-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Working Toward a Tech Sector that Reflects America </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 02/01/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Technology Inclusion Summit, hosted by Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Level Playing Field Institute. It was an amazing gathering of private and public partners who are united in their efforts to expand opportunities for training, education and jobs in technology.</p> <p>President Obama has always believed that technology is an essential part of growing our economy, creating jobs and remaining globally competitive. The President continues to be committed to encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in our country, starting with setting a goal of <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/18/one-decade-one-million-more-stem-graduates">1 million Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) graduates</a> over the next decade. This effort also means that we need to collectively act to knock down any barriers that stand in the way.</p> <p>Last August, during the Tech Inclusion Roundtable, participants came up with some great private-sector initiatives to help drive innovation across every community. Whether it was pioneering new educational tools for students of all ages, bringing technical training to underrepresented communities, or mobilizing tech company CEOs to establish mentoring programs for young people, every one of these initiatives and ideas has the potential to shape America&rsquo;s future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/01/technology-inclusion-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/01/technology-inclusion-summit" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/01/technology-inclusion-summit</a> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/working-toward-tech-sector-reflects-america#comments Brittany Wenger Econ. Jobs Economy Education Evelyn Hsieh Florida Official Technology Todd Park United States Valerie Jarrett Valerie Jarrett White House Women Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:26:02 +0000 feed 76634 at http://newsmotion.org The Year in Review: Joining Forces to Hire American Heroes http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/year-review-joining-forces-hire-american-heroes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Year in Review: Joining Forces to Hire American Heroes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 12/30/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/fb_2012review_480x480_jf_vets.jpg" alt="Year In Review Joining Forces" title="Year In Review Joining Forces" width="430" height="430" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> </p> </div> </div> <p>In August of 2011, President Obama&nbsp;challenged&nbsp;the&nbsp;private sector&nbsp;to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013. In August of this year, First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mayport Naval Station in Florida<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/22/remarks-first-lady-joining-forces-veterans-hiring-event"> to announce that 2,000 American companies had stepped up to the challenge, and had already exceeded that goal</a>, hiring 125,000 veterans and military spouses more than a year ahead of schedule.</p> <p>In addition, those companies doubled down on their commitment to our troops and military families and made a new promise, a pledge to hire or train an additional 250,000 of our nation&#39;s heroes, including 50,000 military spouses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/30/year-review-joining-forces-hire-american-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/30/year-review-joining-forces-hire-american-heroes" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/30/year-review-joining-forces-hire-americ...</a> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/year-review-joining-forces-hire-american-heroes#comments <a href= Colleen Curtis Econ. Jobs Economy Florida Florida Jill Biden Joining Forces Mayport Michelle Obama Official Veterans White House Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:44:59 +0000 feed 57001 at http://newsmotion.org Hispanic-American Families Just Can’t Afford Tax Increases http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/hispanic-american-families-just-can%E2%80%99t-afford-tax-increases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hispanic-American Families Just Can’t Afford Tax Increases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 12/06/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the debate over the so-called &quot;fiscal cliff&quot; in Washington continues, much of the conversation centers on deficit reduction, revenues, and tax rates. But what is easily lost in that conversation is the very real meaning this has for families all across America. The fact is Hispanic-American families just can&#39;t afford tax increases right now, but that&#39;s what will happen if Congress fails to act. In fact the median Hispanic family of four would see their income taxes rise by $2,200.&nbsp;An astounding 99 percent of Hispanic families will be affected.</p> <p>President Obama is committed to growing our economy from the middle out by ensuring a strong, secure, and thriving middle-class, and is proposing a balanced approach. There is no reason to hold middle-class families hostage while we debate tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. Below you&#39;ll find a link to a fact sheet that shows how Hispanic families will be affected. We&#39;re also asking all of you to tell us what $2,000 means to your family&#39;s budget. Take a look at our <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/#my2k">#My2K</a> page, and tell us on twitter what that money means to you.</p> <p class="Default">And download the fact sheet on the Fiscal Cliff and Hispanic-American families <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov//sites/default/files/docs/state-reports/Hispanic-Fact-Sheet.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/06/hispanic-american-families-just-can-t-afford-tax-increases" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/06/hispanic-american-families-just-can-t-...</a> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/hispanic-american-families-just-can%E2%80%99t-afford-tax-increases#comments Cecilia Muñoz Cecilia Munoz Econ. Jobs Econ. Protecting the Middle Class Economy Latino Middle-Class Tax Cuts Official WASHINGTON Washington White House Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:11:13 +0000 feed 43969 at http://newsmotion.org A New Front Door for Immigrant Entrepreneurs http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/new-front-door-immigrant-entrepreneurs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A New Front Door for Immigrant Entrepreneurs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/29/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday marked the launch of <a href="http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/eir">Entrepreneur Pathways</a>, an online resource center that gives immigrant entrepreneurs an intuitive way to navigate opportunities to start and grow a business in the United States. This new resource was <a href="http://blog.uscis.gov/2012/11/introducing-online-resource-for.html">announced</a> during a visit to MIT&rsquo;s entrepreneurship center by Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Federal agency responsible for administering visa programs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/01/goya-google-impact-immigrant-entrepreneurs-spurring-job-creation">Immigrant entrepreneurs</a> have always made <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/12/ten-ways-immigrants-help-build-and-strengthen-our-economy">extraordinary contributions to our Nation&rsquo;s economic growth and competitiveness</a>, creating jobs and new businesses all across the country. Immigrants started 25 percent of the highest-growth companies in America, including iconic success stories like Intel, Google, Yahoo, and eBay, which together employ an estimated 220,000 people within the United States.</p> <p>President Obama is committed to attracting the world&rsquo;s best and brightest entrepreneurs to start the next great companies here in the United States, and <a href="http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/eir">Entrepreneur Pathways</a> is an important and concrete next step to facilitating that. For example, imagine that an entrepreneur from another country participates in a startup mentorship program in the United States, raises a first round of funding from investors, and wants to stay here to grow the company and hire more people.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/eir">Entrepreneur Pathways</a> explains, in plain English, which existing visa categories might be available to that entrepreneur under current law, and what evidence would be necessary to demonstrate eligibility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/29/new-front-door-immigrant-entrepreneurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/29/new-front-door-immigrant-entrepreneurs" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/29/new-front-door-immigrant-entrepreneurs</a> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/new-front-door-immigrant-entrepreneurs#comments Alejandro Mayorkas Doug Rand Econ. Business in America Econ. Jobs Felicia Escobar Felicia Escobar and Doug Rand Immigration Luis Arbulu Official Peru United States United States White House Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:20:00 +0000 feed 40007 at http://newsmotion.org Weekly Address: Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/weekly-address-extending-middle-class-tax-cuts-grow-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weekly Address: Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 11/10/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Obama says that it&rsquo;s time for Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts for 98 percent&nbsp;of all Americans. Both parties agree that this will give 98 percent&nbsp;of families and 97 percent&nbsp;of small businesses the certainty that will lead to growth, and so there is no reason to wait. On Tuesday, the American people voted for compromise and action, and the President calls on Congress to come together in that spirit to help create jobs and strengthen our economy.</p> <p></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/09/weekly-address-extending-middle-class-tax-cuts-grow-economy">Transcript</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2012/111012-QWACMW/111012_WeeklyAddress.mp4">Download mp4</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2012/111012-QWACMW/111012_WeeklyAddress.mp3">Download mp3</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2012/111012-QWACMW/111012_WeeklyAddress.mp3"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/09/weekly-address-extending-middle-class-tax-cuts-grow-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/09/weekly-address-extending-middle-class-tax-cuts-grow-economy" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/11/09/weekly-address-extending-middle-class-...</a> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/weekly-address-extending-middle-class-tax-cuts-grow-economy#comments <a href= Colleen Curtis Econ. Business in America Econ. Jobs Econ. Protecting the Middle Class Economy Jobs Official The President Weekly Address White House Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:45:00 +0000 feed 28902 at http://newsmotion.org Administration Teams Up to Bring Jobs Back to America http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/administration-teams-bring-jobs-back-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Administration Teams Up to Bring Jobs Back to America </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/26/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor announced the Make it in America Challenge &ndash; a $40 million multi-agency competition that will help accelerate business investments in the U.S.&nbsp;This includes insourcing, where U.S.-based companies bring jobs back, or foreign investment, when foreign companies build factories here and hire American workers to run them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The competition is being funded by Commerce&rsquo;s Economic Development Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Labor&rsquo;s Employment and Training Administration. It builds upon the administration&rsquo;s efforts to strengthen the economy and create jobs by partnering with state, regional, and local partners.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beginning next year, three-year grants will be available to states, cities, nonprofits, colleges and economic development districts that develop plans to help attract companies that want to build in the U.S. but might need a few more resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/26/administration-teams-bring-jobs-back-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/administration-teams-bring-jobs-back-america#comments Econ. Business in America Econ. Jobs Economy Hilda Solis Jobs manufacturing Official Rebecca Blank Rebecca Blank and Hilda Solis Small Business United States White House Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:30:00 +0000 feed 8699 at http://newsmotion.org Administration's Efforts to Promote Travel and Tourism Are Working http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/administrations-efforts-promote-travel-and-tourism-are-working <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Administration&#039;s Efforts to Promote Travel and Tourism Are Working </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/19/2012</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p> The Obama Administration&#39;s number one priority is to strengthen our economy, create jobs, and restore economic security for the middle class. One way to help strengthen the economy is to make the U.S. the top destination for international visitors. Since the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/19/executive-order-establishing-visa-and-foreign-visitor-processing-goals-a">President issued an Executive Order</a>&nbsp;in January and the <a href="http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&amp;amp;pageid=295021">National Travel and Tourism Strategy</a>&nbsp;was subsequently released by this Administration in May, the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Interior, and State have put a priority on expanding travel to and within the U.S., while remaining vigilant in protecting our national security.</p> <p> Today, we learned that these efforts are working. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that international visitors spent an estimated $13.7 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of July--$350 million (3 percent) more than was spent in July 2011. Travel and tourism-related exports have increased, on average, more than $1.1 billion a month during the first seven months of 2012.</p> <p> Also today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released estimates for the second quarter 2012 from their <a href="http://www.bea.gov/industry/index.htm#satellite">Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts</a>. These accounts present a detailed picture of travel and tourism activity and its role in the U.S. economy, including estimates of spending by travelers in six categories of goods and service as well as estimates of the employment generated by travel and tourism and related industries. Today&#39;s data reveal that real spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the second quarter of 2012 after increasing 4.9 percent (revised) in the first quarter of 2012, supporting 7.6 million jobs.</p> <p> Recent visitors can access the newly redesigned <a href="http://recreation.gov">recreation.gov</a>, the federal government&#39;s one-stop shop for trip planning and reservations on public lands, such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests and recreation areas.&nbsp;This year alone, more than 6 million people have visited the site to learn more about exploring America&#39;s great outdoors. A key feature of the new site is suggested travel itineraries to several top destinations for international visitors - Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.&nbsp;These pre-planned circuits encourage travelers to expand their itineraries by one or more days to take in lesser-known destinations.&nbsp;Longer visits and more expansive itineraries will translate to more tourism dollars and more jobs in the leisure and hospitality industry throughout the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/19/administrations-efforts-promote-travel-and-tourism-are-working" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> http://newsmotion.org/feed-story/administrations-efforts-promote-travel-and-tourism-are-working#comments Brazil China Denver Denver Econ. Business in America Econ. 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