Obama's commerce secretary to petition Silicon Valley on jobs

Secretary Penny Pritzker will meet with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on Monday, and Facebook and others after that.

US Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker will be visiting Silicon Valley next week to sit down with some of the top companies in the area and talk jobs, data sharing, and more, according to a new report.

Secretary Pritzker will meet on Monday with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Recode reported on Friday. Facebook is also on the docket, though it's not clear who Pritzker will meet with or what topics they'll touch on. Recode didn't say which other companies might be included on the secretary's docket.

In addition to meeting with companies, Prtizker will announce a plan to expand data availability for public use. Recode didn't say what data would be made available.

Look for more on this next week when Pritzker heads to Silicon Valley and reveals her plans.

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