It's one of the big questions concerning Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker and National Security Agency whistle-blower: What next? While legal experts debate whether he will be extradited from Hong Kong, where he's hiding out, and how much jail time he could face, AOL Jobs decided to glean some insight... Read More »
By Grace Wyler
President Barack Obama will pivot back to the economy and jobs during his State of the Union Tuesday, shifting away from the progressive social agenda that he pushed in his second inaugural address.
Senior White House officials say that the Obama will use the State of the Union to "outline his... Read More »
Walmart's plan to hire more than 100,000 veterans comes with a major catch: Only those who have been honorably discharged on or after the plan's announcement on Jan. 15 will be eligible. (The official launch date is Memorial Day.)
Which means that veterans who left service yesterday, or last week, will not be... Read More »
By Christopher Rugaber
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- During President Obama's first term as president, Obama was criticized often for his tough stance against government whistle-blowers. The administration charged six people under the 1917 Espionage Act -- more than all past presidencies combined. "Leaks that favor the president are shoveled out... Read More »
Striking just a week before a presidential election, Hurricane Sandy could have been bad news for President Obama. The federal government doesn't have the cleanest record after all for swift and seamless natural disaster response. But so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been roundly praised for... Read More »
By Chris Isidore
NEW YORK -- Clint Eastwood's biting criticism of President Obama was a big hit with the crowd at the Republican National Convention. But his reading of the nation's unemployment situation missed by a wide margin.
Eastwood's speech on Thursday night mocked supporters of the president like... Read More »
By BEN FELLER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. Read More »
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the uncertainty over whether lawmakers will raise the nation's debt limit is keeping businesses from hiring.
Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama says that once Congress reaches an agreement on the debt ceiling, businesses will have the confidence they need to add... Read More »
It's become the most charged word in the American political lexicon -- jobs. The 2012 election is beginning to heat up, and an unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent might both bedevil the incumbent White House and prove a godsend to Republican challengers. Read More »
WASHINGTON -- City mayors are urging President Barack Obama to help create jobs by spending more on infrastructure projects and on worker training programs, areas the president himself says should be protected from efforts to rein in long-term deficits.
The bipartisan group of mayors spent nearly an hour... Read More »
By ERICA WERNER
WASHINGTON – Black members of Congress pressed President Barack Obama Thursday for a greater focus on creating jobs in urban areas where unemployment is often highest. Obama said that he was trying to fix the economy as a whole, said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., chairman of the... Read More »
On Wednesday, Dec. 15, President Barack Obama met with 20 corporate Big Foots. There was only one thing on the President's mind: getting America back to work, reports The New York Times.
And that's exactly what he told the media after the four hour meeting at the White House. The President announced, "We... Read More »