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U.S. Census Bureau Publishes Critical Workforce Statistics

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In his July 2018 Executive Order , President Trump called for the Federal government to develop a national workforce strategy through the new National Council for the American Worker. A key element of the strategy is making the labor market more transparent—especially concerning education and job-training programs that are designed to help prepare American workers for success. Currently, too...

Spotlight on Commerce: Nestor Ramirez, Technology Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Nestor Ramirez, Technical Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those amazing places in government you may not be familiar with. The...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jenise Reyes-Rodriguez, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Jenise Reyes-Rodriguez, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I feel honored to represent my culture for the Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Raul Rodriguez, Utilities System Repair Operator, Office of Space & Building Management

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Raul Rodriguez, Utilities System Repair Operator, Office of Space & Building Management I was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. My mother was an...

Celebrating Manufacturing’s Contributions to the American Economy

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It is no mere coincidence that I am in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today with Ray Yeager, CEO, DMI Industries. Today, on National Manufacturing Day, we confirm our commitment to this Nation serving as a global manufacturing leader, through cutting-edge research and development, to deliver to our citizens and to our trading partners the highest quality manufactured products in the world. Our...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ana Valentin, Acting Chief, Enterprise Service Branch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Ana Valentin, Acting Chief, Enterprise Service Branch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ¡Bienvenidos! Celebremos el mes de la Herencia...

Spotlight on Commerce: José Ricardo García, Scriptwriter and Video Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by José Ricardo García, Scriptwriter and Video Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I used to think that you could only be a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jennifer Pineda, Budget Analyst, Office of Budget, Office of the Secretary

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Jennifer Pineda, Budget Analyst, Office of Budget, Office of the Secretary I was born in New York, but I moved to Pereira, Colombia at the age of three....