Barack Obama Announces Long-Term Unemployed Plans

In This Photo: Barack Obama, Erick Varela
U.S. President Barack Obama thanks Erick Varela, an apprentice electrician for Pacific Gas and Electric Company and a former Army Ranger, during an event about the long-term unemployed in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. During the event Obama signed a memorandum directing the federal government not to discriminate against long-term unemployed job seekers.
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