The White House is seeking help from former President Bill Clinton in its efforts to create jobs.
Clinton is joining President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with business leaders. The White House said the meeting would focus on new ways to create jobs in the private sector and increase investments in the clean energy industry.
Clinton was to discuss a project run by the Clinton Global Initiative that retrofits and weatherizes large buildings, including New York's Empire State Building, to make them more energy efficient. The program also trains workers to gain the skills needed for the projects.
Chief executives from Bank of America and Honeywell are among those scheduled to attend the meeting with Obama and Clinton.
Obama also met separately with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in the Oval Office to discuss the administration's job creation efforts. Buffett endorsed Obama in the 2008 presidential election, but has sometimes been critical of his handling of the economic crisis.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama and Buffett talk regularly.
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