News:What President Obama learned from his first job

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Follow Along: Today’s Schedule
All times are Eastern Time (ET)

12:00 pm: The Vice President will tour a Cancer Research Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah

12:30 pm: The Vice President will participate in a roundtable on cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah Watch here

1:30 pm: The President tours Saft America Advanced Batteries Plant in Jacksonville, Florida

1:55 pm: The President delivers remarks on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Saft America Advanced Batteries Plant in Jacksonville, Florida Watch here

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Here’s the Scoop: Why My First Job Mattered

In his first post on LinkedIn, President Obama shared the story of his first job (hint: it had to do with ice cream) and why he believes that access to a job in the summer and beyond can make all the difference to a young person — especially those who don’t have access to many resources and opportunities.

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Ice Cream

President Barack Obama eats ice cream as the press covers his visit to the Grand Ole Creamery on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minn., June 26, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama participates in a panel discussion during the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Feb. 25, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Sam Moore kisses First Lady Michelle Obama’s hand after performing “I Can’t Stop Loving You” during “Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House” hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 24, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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