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Renewing Our Commitment to Worker Safety

Filed in Safety by and on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
Renewing Our Commitment to Worker Safety

Chad Weller grew up in Maryland. He liked hunting and fishing and planned to join the Navy. Chad was a communication tower technician, and he died a year ago when he fell from a tower. Tomorrow, his mother will join us and our colleagues in Washington as the Department of Labor renews its commitment to […]

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Hard-hitting Series on Food Service Industry Wins Pulitzer

Hard-hitting Series on Food Service Industry Wins Pulitzer

“The food service industry is the province of kitchen workers who must enlist government investigators to collect the bare minimum that the law entitles them to receive; wait staff who earn a punishingly low $2.13 per hour nationally in exchange for tips whose distribution is often controlled by management; and fast-food employees who work for […]

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#LeadOnLeave Notes From the Road: Providence

Filed in Paid Leave, Secretary Perez, Women by on April 24, 2015 0 Comments

On Friday I visited Providence, Rhode Island, and met with workers, employers, community leaders, Sen. Jack Reed, Rep. David Cicilline as well as members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation who know that paid leave is good for workers and for business. Providence was my second stop on the “Lead on Leave” tour. White House […]

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Help Wanted: More U.S. Employers Offering On-the-Job Training Programs

Filed in Apprenticeship, Jobs, Workforce Development by on April 24, 2015 0 Comments
Help Wanted: More U.S. Employers Offering On-the-Job Training Programs

Glassdoor is proud to participate in the White House Upskill Summit hosted by Vice President Biden April 24. The goal of the summit is to maximize the potential of America’s workforce by making training and educational opportunities more accessible. As part of our commitment to help people find good jobs and to assist employers recruit […]

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Honoring Women Veterans

Honoring Women Veterans

It’s inspiring to see that after serving their country nobly in the armed forces, so many women and men veterans choose to continue working for the American people through federal civil service. The president has made increasing the hiring of veterans, and particularly women veterans, a top priority. As a result, in fiscal year 2014, […]

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Battling a Damaging Workplace Trend

Filed in DOL, Secretary Perez, Wage Enforcement by on April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Battling a Damaging Workplace Trend

Editor’s Note: This is cross-posted on the Huffington Post. View it here.  One of the most pervasive and damaging trends we are seeing in the 21st century workplace is the deliberate misclassification of workers by employers looking to shift responsibility and cut costs. Two judgments announced this week in Utah and Arizona demonstrate our commitment to […]

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#LeadOnLeave Notes from the Road: Philadelphia

Filed in DOL, Paid Leave, Women by on April 23, 2015 0 Comments
#LeadOnLeave Notes from the Road: Philadelphia

The United States lags behind the rest of the world on paid leave, but places like Philadelphia are making progress. Recently, Philadelphia passed a law that provides one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked for local companies with 10 or more employees. This week, I was fortunate to be in the […]

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Work Green, Earn Green: Top ‘Green’ Jobs

Filed in Green Jobs, Jobs by on April 22, 2015 0 Comments
Work Green, Earn Green: Top ‘Green’ Jobs

This Earth Day, consider a sustainable future: check out these good jobs in fields that are growing due to the green economy. Not only do these jobs provide services that benefit the environment or conserve our natural resources, they also pay above the average for all jobs ($47,230) and are projected to grow at least as fast […]

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7 Things to Know if You’re Thinking About a STEM Career

Filed in Data, Jobs by on April 18, 2015 0 Comments
7 Things to Know if You’re Thinking About a STEM Career

It’s probably common knowledge that jobs in science, technology, engineering and math often pay well, and that many STEM fields are growing. But did you know that seven of the 10 largest STEM jobs involve computers, or that the highest-paying STEM occupation is a petroleum engineer? Those aren’t the only surprising insights from the latest […]

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Making Workers Whole

Filed in Wage Enforcement, Workplace Rights by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Making Workers Whole

There’s no question that a worker deserves a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.  Yet every day, workers all across America are denied the wages they have earned and are legally entitled to. What this often means in practical terms is that a car needed to get to work won’t be repaired, a […]

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