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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo welcomed the announcement that the IPEF Upskilling Initiative has already delivered over 10.9 million in-person, hybrid, and online upskilling opportunities, surpassing its goal of providing 7 million opportunities by 2032. Specifically, the Initiative has supported over 5.2 million women and girls across the eight participating IPEF partner...

Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Hosts Commerce’s First National Latino Advocacy Summit

Earlier this month, the Department of Commerce Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, in partnership with Hispanic Access , hosted the National Latino Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. This summit was a significant step towards empowering the Latino community and building their capacity to advocate for themselves, their families, and their community. Secretary Raimondo, Deputy...

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Construction companies including Baker Construction, Gilbane Building Company, McKissack & McKissack, Mortenson, Power Design, Shawmut Design and Construction, and Suffolk sign on to Million Women in Construction Community Pledge Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the Million Women in Construction Community Pledge to bring more women into the construction workforce -- as well as...

Investing in America, Investing in Americans Workforce Development Programs at the U.S. Department of Commerce

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices

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NOAA Breaks Ground on a New Marine Operations Center Facility in Newport, Rhode Island funded by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

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NEWPORT, RI – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility on Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island that will serve as the future home of the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic . In December, the U.S. Navy, on behalf of NOAA, awarded $146,778,932 to Skanska USA to build the new NOAA facility. The...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces First-of-its-Kind National Child Care Innovation Summit

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During a White House event on expanding access to care and other supportive services workers need to train for and stay in good-paying jobs, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Commerce Department will co-host a first-of-its-kind National Child Care Innovation Summit later this year. The summit will be held in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit

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