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  • Secretary Chao Speech
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    Secretary Chao Speech

    Secretary Elaine Chao talked about the free enterprise system, U.S. competitiveness in the global market, and the accomplishments of the Labor Department. She noted that the U.S. is one of…

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  • Foreign Worker Program
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    Foreign Worker Program

    Elaine Chao, Michael Chertoff, and Chuck Conner talked about immigration and revisions to ease the procedures for the foreign agriculture worker program. They talked about the need for foreign…

    59 views
  • Minority Business and Employment
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    Minority Business and Employment

    Secretary Chao gave a luncheon address at the Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2006. She spoke about workforce diversity, rising employment rates, and the state of the economy. She…

    54 views
  • Women in Government
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    Women in Government

    Secretary Chao talked about the state of America’s workforce, the achievements and accomplishments of women to our country’s workforce, and the challenges that women leaders face.

    101 views
  • Future of the US Workforce
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    Future of the U.S. Workforce

    A forum on the future of the U.S. workforce in the 21st century included discussions on technology, evolving labor markets, and labor law reform. They also answered questions from members…

    73 views
  •  Preparing for the Jobs of the 21st Century
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    Preparing for the Jobs of the 21st Century

    Secretary Chao moderated a panel discussion on programs for job creation, worker training and education, and developing skills to fill the jobs of the 21st Century in order to keep America…

    89 views
  • Administrations Labor Policy
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    Administration's Labor Policy

    Secretary Chao spoke about the Bush Administration’s labor policy. She characterized the administration’s policy as “common sense and pro growth.” She asserted that regulatory reform has been and will continue to be a…

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  • Overtime Pay Rules
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    Overtime Pay Rules

    A hearing was held to evaluating the Labor Department’s final regulations on overtime pay, the impact on workers and employers, and how these rules would work in practice. Secretary Chao…

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  • Overtime Pay Regulations
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    Overtime Pay Regulations

    Secretary Chao and other officials talked to reporters about new Labor Department regulations for overtime pay. She said the new regulations would update the way overtime compensation was…

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  • Overtime Pay Regulations
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    Overtime Pay Regulations

    Witnesses testified about proposed changes to regulations governing overtime pay for white collar workers. Among the topics they addressed were the types and number of workers affected by…

    77 views
  • Economic Recovery Plans
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    Economic Recovery Plans

    Secretary Chao and others testified about economic stimulus and job creation. Among the topics they addressed were the creation of personal reemployment accounts, distribution of…

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  • Federal Workforce Issues
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    Federal Workforce Issues

    Secretary Chao talked about federal workforce issues, including the economy, taxes, job creation, and investment. Following prepared remarks, she responded to questions from the audience.

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  • Education and Workers
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    Education and Workers

    Educators, chief executive officers, and labor union officials talked about education, job training, and proposals affecting the nation’s workforce. This discussion was part of the…

    133 views
  • Social Security and Retirement Savings
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    Social Security and Retirement Savings

    National Summit on Retirement Savings.

    59 views
  • Achievements of Women in the Workforce
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    Achievements of Women in the Workforce

    Secretary Chao spoke about the contributions of women in the workforce and her personal experiences working in Washington. Following her remarks she answered questions from the audience.

    53 views
  • Enron and Retirement Security
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    Enron and Retirement Security

    Secretary Chao testified about the implications of the Enron financial collapse for the security of workers' retirement funds. Among the issues she addressed were laws governing retirement…

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  • Retirement Security Protections
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    Retirement Security Protections

    Officials answered questions from reporters about efforts to provide better retirement savings protections.

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  • Economic Priorities Since September 11
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    Economic Priorities Since September 11

    In an effort to get support for the president’s economic stimulus proposals, Cabinet secretaries talked about the administration’s priorities for helping unemployed workers and spark…

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  • Displaced Workers Assistance Program
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    Displaced Workers Assistance Program

    Secretary Chao testified about President Bush’s plan to assist workers displaced by the September 11th terrorist attacks. Among the topics she addressed were private and public disaster…

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  • State of the American Workforce
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    State of the American Workforce

    Secretary Chao talked about the changing demographics of America’s workforce and the impact it would have in the 21st century. Among the topics she addressed were changing technology,…

    30 views
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