On Labor Day we honor the achievements of America’s workers, and this year we have a historic victory to celebrate: Since President Biden took office through July, we’ve added 9.5 million jobs to the economy, and the unemployment rate plunged to 3.5%, matching a 53-year low.
At every turn, working people are seizing opportunities and proving that, even though work is changing, America is a country filled with hard workers. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the jobs that will be created under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act will only build on this momentum.
As we recognize Labor Day in 2022, I want to highlight a few of the many ways the U.S. Department of Labor and the Biden-Harris administration are empowering workers by promoting good jobs and providing the tools and resources they need to succeed.
And as you look forward to the summer’s last long weekend, I encourage you to pause for a moment and remember: Every recovery has a lesson to teach. Here’s one for this Labor Day: Never bet against America’s workers.
U.S. Secretary of Labor
Acoustic Set with Eli Milan
(Supporting the Small Businesses in Downtown Las Vegas)
Saturday, September 3rd
@ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ferguson’s Downtown (FREE)
1028 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV
Time: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: CSN Charleston Campus- 5375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
SAVE THE DATE: October 8th, 2022 from 5 PM to 12 AM at CSN Charleston Campus- 5375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
There will be local Asian food, exciting games, and cultural performances. Bring your friends and families and have a wonderful time!
What: Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 (Vui Trung Thu)
Where: 4835 S Pearl St., Las Vegas, NV 89121
When: September 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
FREE Admission! Lion dance – Lantern contest and parade – Cultural performances – Traditional children dress contest – Games & activities
FREE lantern and moon cakes
The National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE) is proud to present the 2022 AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund. With support from Grubhub, this fund serves to support AANHPI restaurant owners. With the industry facing unprecedented challenges since the pandemic began over two years ago, the AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is available to help restaurants respond to supply chain disruptions, increased inventory costs, workforce development, and discrimination.
Eligible restaurants across the country will be able to apply for a $25,000 grant, and over 70 restaurants will be awarded in September 2022. Three finalists will be awarded $100,000, $75,000, and $50,000 live at the National ACE Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. September 19-21, 2022.
Applications are being accepted until June 22, 2022. To Learn more and apply, click HERE.
Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman in Recognition of Pride Month
DENVER – Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, issued the following statement to highlight the celebration of Pride Month.
“Pride month is a time of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions in building a better, stronger economy – and it’s also a reminder of the progress we are still fighting to achieve. Equity is a top priority for me and for the Biden-Harris Administration, and we believe all of America’s entrepreneurs deserve a level playing field, regardless of zip code, race, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. During COVID, we’ve learned how critical equitable access is surviving and thriving, and at the SBA we are working to build better connections to and for the 1.4 million LGBTQ+ owned businesses in communities across this country. LGBTQ+ businesses already generate more than $1.7 trillion dollars in US economic impact and support tens of thousands of jobs – and that number continues to grow. In order to drive even greater economic empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community, we need to connect entrepreneurs to the capital and resources they need to start and grow their businesses, and the SBA is working to do that each day through our district offices, resource partners, our Community Navigators program, and more.”
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.