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Megan Smith, Mary Beth Goodman: White House Unveils 3rd Open Government Action Plan

The White House has issued a third edition of its national action plan to promote transparency and civic participation in the government. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the Open Government National Action Plan contains over 40 new programs that represent the U.S. government’s efforts to improve government service delivery, fiscal transparency …

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President Obama Calls on Local Gov’t Support for TechHire Initiative

President Barack Obama has unveiled the administration’s TechHire initiative to bring the U.S. workforce at pace with the needs of the global economy by training them in technology fields and helping them fill technology job openings. Obama’s remarks during the recent National League of Cities conference in Washington, published Monday on the White House website, points to …

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IBM Inks Economic Development Deal with New York

IBM Corp. has reached an economic development agreement with the state government of New York in a move that aims to maintain technology jobs in the region, The Journal News reported Sunday. Joseph Spector writes the agreement is intended to sustain more than 3,100 high-tech positions in Dutchess County and …

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Marine Corps Seeks Online Tool for Vet Employment Program

The U.S. Marine Corps has published a request for information on web-based technology to support a program aimed at helping military veterans and their spouses find civilian employment. That electronic application is intended to connect users to training and career resources and help them post resumes, create profiles and filter …

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Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris Leading Dept On Acting Basis

Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris has stepped in to lead the Labor Department on an acting basis upon Secretary Hilda Solis’ departure, Fedscoop reports. Harris rejoined the department in May 2009 in his current capacity, three months after being nominated by President Barack Obama. During the Clinton administration, Harris served …

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Obama Announces Aid Initiative to Help Vets Find Work

President Obama announced three new initiatives to help veterans find jobs during a speech from the Rose Garden Monday and asked Congress to pass two provisions in his jobs proposal that would grant businesses tax credits for every unemployed veteran hired. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit would cover 40 percent …

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House Panel Told Defense Cuts Put 880K ‘Main St.’ Jobs At Risk

One million U.S. jobs could be lost if the congressional supercommittee fails to agree on a deficit reduction proposal and automatic defense budget cuts are imposed, according to the Aerospace Industries Association, a major trade group representing many defense contracting firms. The figure comes from an economic impact analysis prepared …

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First Lady Says Companies Commiting to Hiring Military Spouses

The Defense Department reported that on a recent visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., first lady Michelle Obama announced a private sector hiring commitment of 25,000 military spouses and veterans as part of the Joining Forces campaign. The first lady indicated that 270 companies represented by the American Logistics Association for doing business in …

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Job Creation Up in September, Unemployment Stuck at 9.1

More workers were hired in September and job gains from previous months were revised higher, but the Labor Department’s latest jobs report says it did not make a dent in the nation’s unemployment rate. Unemployment remains at 9.1 percent, the same rate as July and August according to the Bureau …

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