TechHire Initiative

TechHire

“When these tech jobs go unfilled, it’s a missed opportunity for low-wage workers who could transform their earnings potential with just a little bit of training. And that costs our whole economy in terms of lost wages and productivity”


3/9/15 President Barack Obama, National League of Cities Annual Conference 

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TechHire Initiative

Creating Pathways to Better, Well-Paying Tech Jobs and Meeting Urgent Employer Demand Across the U.S.

TechHire is a bold multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like “coding boot camps,” and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months. Employers across the United States are in critical need of talent with these skills. Many of these roles do not require a four-year computer science degree. To give Americans the opportunity they deserve, and the skills they need to be competitive in a global economy, we are highlighting TechHire partnerships. Successful partnerships include:
  • Using data and innovative hiring practices to expand openness to non-traditional hiring
  • Expanding models for training that prepare students in months, not years
  • Active local leadership to connect people to jobs with hiring on ramp programs

Over twenty forward-leaning communities are committing to take action – working with each other and with national employers – to expand access to tech jobs. To kick off TechHire, 21 regions, with over 120,000 open technology jobs and more than 300 employer partners in need of this workforce, are announcing plans to work together to new ways to recruit and place applicants based on their actual skills and to create more fast track tech training opportunities. The President is challenging other communities across the country to follow their lead.

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FACT SHEET: President Obama Launches New TechHire Initiative

President Obama Announces Multi-Sector Effort and Call to Action to Give Americans Pathways to Well-Paying Technology Jobs; Makes Available $100 Million in Grants

The President and his Administration are focused on promoting middle class economics to ensure that all Americans can contribute to and benefit from our American resurgence. Part of that effort requires empowering every American with the education and training they need to earn higher wages. Today’s announcement is the latest part of that effort: In his remarks to the National League of Cities, the President will announce his TechHire initiative, including a new campaign to work with communities to get more Americans rapidly trained for well-paying technology jobs.

Middle class economics has driven the President from day one, and it is what has fueled our comeback. On Friday, we learned that our economy created nearly 300,000 new jobs in February. American businesses have now added more than 200,000 jobs a month for the past 12 months, the longest streak of job creation at that pace in 37 years. All told, over the past five years, our businesses have created 12 million new jobs.

  • Over twenty forward-leaning communities are committing to take action – working with each other and with national employers – to expand access to tech jobs
  • $100 million in new Federal investments to train and connect more workers to a good job in technology and other in-demand fields
  • Private sector boosts tools and resources to support and expand continued innovation in technology training, with a focus on reaching under-served populations

For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-launches-new-techhire-initiative

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  1. WH

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    3:00 AM
    3:15 AM
    President Obama participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    4:00 AM
    5:00 AM
    6:00 AM
    6:35 AM
    President Obama participates in an APEC family photo
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    6:45 AM
    President Obama participates in APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance.
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    9:30 PM
    President Obama participates in the opening session of the APEC retreat
    Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    12:45 PM
    Vice President Biden Speaks on the Importance of Investing in our Nation’s Infrastructure with Houston Mayor Annise Parker
    Houston, Texas

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    4:15 PM
    Vice President Biden Speaks on the Importance of Investing in our Nation’s Infrastructure with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
    Dallas, Texas

    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM
    11:00 PM

  2. TechHire Initiative

    Creating Pathways to Better, Well-Paying Tech Jobs and Meeting Urgent Employer Demand Across the U.S.

    TechHire is a bold multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like “coding boot camps,” and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months. Employers across the United States are in critical need of talent with these skills. Many of these roles do not require a four-year computer science degree. To give Americans the opportunity they deserve, and the skills they need to be competitive in a global economy, we are
    highlighting TechHire partnerships. Successful partnerships include:

    * Using data and innovative hiring practices to expand openness to non-traditional hiring
    * Expanding models for training that prepare students in months, not years
    * Active local leadership to connect people to jobs with hiring on ramp programs

    Over twenty forward-leaning communities are committing to take action – working with each other and with national employers – to expand access to tech jobs. To kick off TechHire, 21 regions, with over 120,000 open technology jobs and more than 300 employer partners in need of this workforce, are announcing plans to work together to new ways to recruit and place applicants based on their actual skills and to create more fast track tech training opportunities. The President is challenging other communities across the country to follow their lead.

    For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/technology/techhire

  3. President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

    Wednesday, November 18th

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III
    Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of APEC and Columbia
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama attends the meeting with the leaders of TPP countries
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama participates in an APEC family photo
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama participates in APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance.
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

    • November 17, 2015

      Remarks by President Obama and President Aquino of the Republic of the Philippines after Bilateral Meeting

      Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
      Manila, Philippines

      9:12 A.M. PHT

      PRESIDENT AQUINO: I’m honored to welcome our very good friend, President Barack Obama, and his delegation to the Philippines.

      Prior to engaging in comprehensive exchanges in this week’s APEC economic meeting, President Obama and I took the opportunity to meet and continue our discussions on the enduring bilateral partnership between the Philippines and the United States. We reaffirmed our treaty alliance, the strategic partnership, and the historic friendship between our countries. I’m confident that this firm foundation of broad cooperation and shared values will enable the Philippines and the United States to face the challenges of the present and those in the decades to come.

      Our defenses security alliance commenced more than 60 years ago to this day. It remains a cornerstone of peace and stability in the Asia Pacific. As a treaty ally of the United States, the Philippines receives security assistance from the U.S. government, particularly through the foreign military financing program. We recognize with the deepest appreciation the significant contribution to our efforts by the United States — contributions that help us ensure that we can ably respond to current security challenges, particularly in the area of maritime security and maritime awareness.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/17/remarks-president-obama-and-president-aquino-republic-philippines-after

    • November 18, 2015

      Remarks by President Obama in Meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

      Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
      Manila, Philippines

      12:20 P.M. PHT

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to welcome all the leaders and trade ministers who are here. This marks our first gathering at the leaders level since our 12 countries agreed on the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership. We were able to complete the negotiations thanks to the commitment of the leaders here. And I thank each of you, but I think it’s also appropriate for us to thank our trade ministers and their teams who engaged in extraordinary work in some very challenging negotiations across a wide range of issues. All of you did an outstanding job.

      TPP is at the heart of our shared vision for the future of this dynamic region. We want all countries to pursue their interests and prosperity peacefully, based on common rules of the road on an open, level playing field — a fair trade. And our countries comprise nearly 40 percent of global GDP, and some one-third of global trade. So this isn’t about boosting exports between our countries in the Asia Pacific. The TPP is also helping to write the rules of global trade for the 21st century.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/18/remarks-president-obama-meeting-trans-pacific-partnership

  4. MBA Mortgage Applications

    Released On 11/18/2015 7:00:00 AM For wk11/13, 2015
    Prior Actual
    Composite Index – W/W Change -1.3 % 6.2 %
    Purchase Index – W/W Change 0.1 % 12.0 %
    Refinance Index – W/W Change -2.0 % 2.0 %

    Highlights
    The jump in interest rates following the October employment report, and the risk that they may move yet higher, has tripped a surge in mortgage applications for home purchases, up 12.0 percent in the November 13 week. Year-on-year, purchase applications are up 19 percent. These readings point to a new source of strength for new and existing home sales. Demand for refinancing is also up, rising 2.0 percent in the week. The average 30-year mortgage for conforming loans ($417,000 or less) increased 6 basis points in the week to a still historically low 4.18 percent. This rate has spiked 17 basis points over the past two reports.

    Source: http://mam.econoday.com/byshoweventfull.asp?fid=466698&cust=mam

  5. WH

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    12:10 AM
    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
    Philippine International Convention Center, Philippine

    1:00 AM
    2:00 AM
    Press Briefing with Ambassador Michael Froman and Dan Kritenbrink
    Manila, Philippines

    3:00 AM
    3:15 AM
    President Obama participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting
    Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

    3:30 AM
    President Obama participates in the APEC closing session
    Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

    4:00 AM
    4:45 AM
    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
    Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

    5:00 AM
    6:00 AM
    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks announcing a new public awareness campaign to reach students as part of her Reach Higher initiative
    East Room

    11:30 AM
    The Vice President meets with General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army
    The Roosevelt Room

    12:00 PM
    Call with Senior Administration Officials on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    The White House

    1:00 PM
    1:30 PM
    Vice President Biden Speaks at the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality and Opportunity
    Newseum, Washington, DC

    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM
    10:25 PM
    President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
    Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines

    11:00 PM
    11:15 PM
    President Obama departs the Philippines
    Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines

  6. President Obama’s Travel Itinerary

    Thursday, November 19th

    President Obama participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting
    Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama attends an APEC sessions
    Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
    Philippine International Convention Center, Philippine

    President Obama participates in the APEC closing session
    Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

    President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
    Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

    President Obama meets with Embassy personnel and families
    Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines

    President Obama departs the Philippines en route to Malaysia
    Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines

    • November 19, 2015

      Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada After Bilateral Meeting

      Philippine International Convention Center
      Manila, Philippines

      2:41 P.M. PHT

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is a great pleasure to have our first formal sit-down between myself and Prime Minister Trudeau. Obviously there are no closer friends that we have than the Canadians. And we share values, we share culture. The ties between our people are extraordinary. We are NATO Allies, and across the board, our interests align.

      And I think we’ve seen the incredible excitement that Justin generated during his campaign in Canada. We’re confident that he’s going to be able to provide a great boost of energy and reform to the Canadian political landscape. And we’re looking forward very much to working with him.

      We had a chance to talk about security issues. Obviously, uppermost on our minds right now is the situation with ISIL and Syria, and we had excellent conversations about how our defense teams can coordinate and work not only on military operations there, but also how do we work on being able to stabilize the situation in Syria. I gave him an update on the diplomatic efforts.

      And we discussed counterterrorism — given the long, shared border that we have, how do we make sure that we are exchanging information about potential threats while, at the same time, preserving the civil liberties that both our peoples care so deeply about.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/19/remarks-president-obama-and-prime-minister-trudeau-canada-after

    • 3:15 AM ET
      President Obama participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting
      Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

    • 3:30 AM ET
      President Obama participates in the APEC closing session
      Philippine International Convention Center, Philippines

    • November 19, 2015

      Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada After Bilateral Meeting

      Philippine International Convention Center
      Manila, Philippines

      2:41 P.M. PHT

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is a great pleasure to have our first formal sit-down between myself and Prime Minister Trudeau. Obviously there are no closer friends that we have than the Canadians. And we share values, we share culture. The ties between our people are extraordinary. We are NATO Allies, and across the board, our interests align.

      And I think we’ve seen the incredible excitement that Justin generated during his campaign in Canada. We’re confident that he’s going to be able to provide a great boost of energy and reform to the Canadian political landscape. And we’re looking forward very much to working with him.

      We had a chance to talk about security issues. Obviously, uppermost on our minds right now is the situation with ISIL and Syria, and we had excellent conversations about how our defense teams can coordinate and work not only on military operations there, but also how do we work on being able to stabilize the situation in Syria. I gave him an update on the diplomatic efforts.

      And we discussed counterterrorism — given the long, shared border that we have, how do we make sure that we are exchanging information about potential threats while, at the same time, preserving the civil liberties that both our peoples care so deeply about.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/19/remarks-president-obama-and-prime-minister-trudeau-canada-after

    • November 19, 2015

      Readout of the President’s Call with President Francois Hollande of France

      President Obama spoke by phone with President Hollande of France this evening from the Philippines to discuss the latest developments in the investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. President Obama once again expressed condolences on behalf of the American people to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these horrific attacks, to the wounded, and to the French nation. Both leaders reiterated their unwavering commitment to degrade and destroy ISIL. President Obama noted that he looks forward to welcoming President Hollande to the White House next week, when the two leaders will engage in discussions on the way forward to defeat ISIL, help to bring to an end the conflict in Syria, and to ensure we are doing all we can to safeguard our citizens from the threat of terrorism.

  7. Jobless Claims in U.S. Keep Hovering Near Four-Decade Lows

    November 19, 2015 Victoria Stilwell – bloomberg

    Initial jobless claims in the U.S. continued to hover around four-decade lows last week as the labor market strengthens toward full employment.

    Applications submitted to state agencies for unemployment benefits decreased by 5,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Nov. 14 from 276,000 in the previous period, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. The number of claims dipped to 255,000 in mid-July, the fewest since the 1970s.

    Steady demand has encouraged employers to hold the line on firings as a tighter labor market makes it difficult to attract skilled workers. Employment has shown enough signs of strength to allow Federal Reserve policy makers to consider raising rates for the first time in almost a decade.

    “The trend in initial claims remains very encouraging,” said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, who accurately projected the decrease in claims. “The job market continues to motor toward full employment, and we should be there by this time next year.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-19/jobless-claims-in-u-s-keep-hovering-near-four-decade-lows

  8. US Leading Indicators

    Released On 11/19/2015 10:00:00 AM For Oct, 2015

    Prior Prior Revised Consensus Consensus Range Actual
    Leading Indicators – M/M change -0.2 % -0.1 % 0.5 % 0.1 % to 0.7 % 0.6 %

    Highlights
    The rise underway in long-term interest rates, as an indication of strength in borrowing demand, gave a big boost to the index of leading economic indicators which rose a very strong 0.6 percent in the October report. The rebound in the stock market and yesterday’s gain for housing permits were also positives and point to rising strength for the economy.

    This report had been dead flat since July and October’s gain is a sudden indication of acceleration ahead. And though the gain is centered in interest rates where a counter-intuitive strain runs, that is high rates will tend to limit economic growth, most components are solid. Other data in today’s report include moderate readings for both ongoing and lagging indicators, at plus 0.2 percent each.

    Source: http://www.econoday.com/economic-calendar.aspx

  9. 11:00 AM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks announcing a new public awareness campaign to reach students as part of her Reach Higher initiative
    East Room

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