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Labor Dept. Chief Economist on the July Jobs Report

Business leaders from across the country participated in yesterday’s monthly jobs webinar with Department of Labor Chief Economist, Jennifer Hunt.  The briefing is the same briefing that the Secretary of Labor receives at the beginning each month from Dr. Hunt. Business leaders participating in the briefing discussed a number of issues with the Chief Economist, including the slight fall in employment in the construction industry, the fall of unemployment relative to the rise of business...

Labor Dept. Chief Economist on the June Jobs Report

In this month’s installation of our webinar series, Jennifer Hunt, Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor fielded questions regarding June’s job numbers and presented on macroeconomic trends. Business leaders on the webinar asked about a range of topics— from the seasonal adjustment of the unemployment rate to job and export growth—making Monday’s webinar a must-attend for those interested in how the overall economy might be impacting their business or sector. Below is...

Health IT and Export Forum at the White House

On Monday, June 24, we hosted a roundtable at the White House to discuss the The National Export Initiativeas it relates to the Health IT sector, a dynamic and growing sector of the U.S. economy. The initiative is a government-wide strategy to promote exports and bolster America’s economic vitality. Throughout the day, panelists, including business leaders and government administrators, shared ideas and insights on the industry, including a number of opportunities for companies to...

Tipping the Scale: Putting Private Sector Weight Behind Raising a Healthier Generation of Kids and Reducing Childhood Obesity

Business Forward convened its second “Tipping the Scales” briefing to bring officials from the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative up to speed on private sector commitments to help eliminate childhood obesity and promote healthier living. Officials from Dow AgroSciences, Nestlé Nutrition, the National Restaurant Association, Coca-Cola, the Entertainment Software Association and Cartoon Network discussed how they use scale to promote better choices and physical activity. Each of the...

U.S. Department of Labor Chief Economist on the May Jobs Report

On Monday, we hosted our Monthly Jobs Briefing webinar with Dr. Jennifer Hunt, Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, who discussed the latest jobs numbers and their impact on macroeconomic trends and businesses across the country. Joining Dr. Hunt were business leaders who were given the opportunity to ask questions and share their insight with the Department of Labor. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can find Dr. Hunt’s presentation below: Here are some of...

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