Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions at some air, land, and sea ports on the Southwest border and other select locations. The announcement will be open through July 19 or until 12,000 applications are received.

West Lafayette, Indiana - School is out for summer, which can only mean one thing: high school students visiting college campuses. Purdue University is offering the “Selecting A College: Engagement Matters Checklist,” a helpful list that can assist prospective college students and their families as they think through questions about classes, housing, recreational opportunities and more.

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. He also announced changes under the 2014 Farm Bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials, supporting the Obama Administration's efforts to develop a new, rural economy and promote creation of sustainable jobs.

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - Graduation 2014 unleashed 1.6 million graduates into the workforce, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While many of those recent graduates are already working, a large percentage are not. Either way, they all have something in common memories of a senior year full of stressful decisions.

New Orleans, Louisiana - The Obama administration has made helping veterans find civilian employment and reintegrate into our nation’s workforce and economy a top priority. Further building on that effort, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the creation of the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative during a speech at the Edison Electric Institute conference in New Orleans.

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the International Association of Chiefs of Police announced today a fellowship program for CBP law enforcement personnel under the IACP Visiting Law Enforcement Fellow Program.  The program is designed to enhance the leadership capabilities of the visiting fellow through exposure to its national and international policy initiatives while simultaneously leveraging the fellows’ skills to support critical IACP policy work.