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Obama To Promote Job Training At Community College

Obama To Promote Job Training At Community College

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants community colleges and businesses to work together to train 2 million workers in high-growth industries, and on Monday will request $8 billion to create a fund to encourage the effort. Read More »

Poll: Few Americans Believe Obama Or Congress Has A Good Jobs Plan

Poll: Few Americans Believe Obama Or Congress Has A Good Jobs Plan

Many Americans are looking for answers when it comes to lowering the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate. But a new poll suggests that few have faith in either President Obama or Congress to get the job done. Just 38 percent of U.S. adults surveyed said that they believed President Obama had a... Read More »

Defiant Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

Defiant Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

By BEN FELLER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan or explain why not, declaring that if Congress fails to act "the American people will run them out of town." The president used a White House news... Read More »

Obama Proposal Would Ban Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed

Obama Proposal Would Ban Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed

One problem that has bedeviled many jobless workers is the inability to apply for jobs simply because some employers won't consider them. Now, President Barack Obama wants to end the practice by making it illegal for employers to discriminate against job candidates because they are unemployed. Read More »

Obama's Plan To Save Postal Jobs Would Eliminate Saturday Mail Delivery

Obama's Plan To Save Postal Jobs Would Eliminate Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service would eliminate Saturday delivery and postpone billions of dollars in payments to its retiree health-plan fund, should Congress approve an Obama administration plan to help the nation's mail carrier avoid bankruptcy. The proposal, part of President Barack Obama's $3 trillion deficit... Read More »

Obama Sending Jobs Bill To Congress Monday

Obama Sending Jobs Bill To Congress Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is seeking to build public support for his $447 billion jobs plan before formally sending the bill to Congress Monday. Read More »

Refocusing On Economy, Obama Sets Midwest Job Tour

Refocusing On Economy, Obama Sets Midwest Job Tour

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bruising debt fight behind him for now, President Barack Obama is planning a Midwest bus tour later this month that will focus on jobs. The White House on Wednesday confirmed plans for the trip the week of Aug. 15 but didn't release details. Read More »

Obama Urges Companies to Hire, Studies Housing Moves

Obama Urges Companies to Hire, Studies Housing Moves

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged businesses to "step up" and hire workers, pressing banks and other corporations to do more to help an economy that he said would take "several years" to recover fully. In a town-hall style meeting conducted by CBS News on Wednesday, Obama said... Read More »

Obama is almost oveweight (and the fallacy of a one-size-fits-all job search strategy)

Obama is almost oveweight (and the fallacy of a one-size-fits-all job search strategy)

Apparently President Obama is at risk of being overweight. An article on CNN, which reports Obama was told to lower his "bad" cholesterol (LDL), says his body mass index (BMI) is 23.7. If he gets to 25.0 then he's considered overweight. According to this Department of Health and Human Services BMI is a "reliable... Read More »

Who Earns More Than The President?

Who Earns More Than The President?

President Barack Obama gets a nice little salary. Certainly some CEOs, entrepreneurs and movie stars are earning millions (and in some cases billions) of dollars, so he's by no means the richest person on the planet with his $400,000 annual salary. And he gets some pretty sweet perks -- a fancy plane, an amazing... Read More »

The Jobs Bill: What's in it for You?

The Jobs Bill: What's in it for You?

On Monday in his State of the Union address, President Obama promised relief for the nation's unemployment crisis with a new jobs bill and budget for it. On Sunday he outlined the details of the bill, which earmarks $100 billion specifically toward getting Americans back to work. That's just part of the... Read More »

Obama - Jobs Promised to American Workers

Obama - Jobs Promised to American Workers

In his first State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the plight of the American worker and outlined what kind of help the government will attempt to provide. Oh sure, he also discussed war, the deficit, health care and other important issues, but the lion's share of the speech was clearly geared... Read More »

Jail In My Backyard?  Sure, If It Creates Jobs

Jail In My Backyard? Sure, If It Creates Jobs

Cities across America struggling with high unemployment rates will welcome just about any influx of jobs - even if that means hosting alleged killers. Several U.S. towns are begging federal officials for a chance to become home to Guantanamo detainees currently being held in Cuba. The clock is ticking -... Read More »

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