Archive for July, 2011

AAPI Workforce Picture Revealed

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis by on July 28, 2011 13 Comments
AAPI Workforce Picture Revealed

Since the start of this administration, we’ve made big strides in getting our economy back on track. We’ve gone from losing more than 750,000 jobs a month when President Obama was inaugurated to creating 2.2 million in the last 16 months. We still face challenges ahead. As we continue to make gains, it’s important to remember […]

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Remembering the Legacy of Richard Chavez

Remembering the Legacy of Richard Chavez

There are people who touch the lives of others in real and unique ways and no one knows it.  These ‘angels on earth’ do big and small things everyday on behalf of their fellow man in quiet, unassuming ways.  Most of their work goes unnoticed — but their impact is felt by countless people, sometimes […]

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Making it with Manufacturing

Yesterday, I traveled back to Capitol Hill to join House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer at a meeting hosted by the Make it in America Working Group. The group is comprised of 30 Democratic members that are working to promote and support policies that grow American manufacturing and a strong domestic workforce. The Department of Labor […]

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A Better Understanding of Employee Benefits for an Increasingly Diverse American Workforce

Filed in Workplace Rights by on July 26, 2011 11 Comments

Last year, I wrote in “Sometimes, It Takes An Interpretation” that by making a clarification to the Family and Medical Leave Act, originally passed in 1993, we are taking into better consideration the changing nature of America’s households and workers.  Our clarification then means that today, a same-sex partner who shares in parenting, or an […]

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Preparing for Public Service

Filed in Education, Jobs by on July 26, 2011 3 Comments
Preparing for Public Service

Despite living in the D.C. area for most of my life, before this past June, I had yet to even see the Department of Labor or know its mission. When I was accepted for an internship placement through the OCA program in May, I figured the work would be dry and non-substantive. Thankfully, I was […]

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Words Matter

Filed in Education, Jobs by on July 26, 2011 1 Comment
Words Matter

I have a confession to make. Before I began working in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), I had no idea what it did. I was placed in the office as part of the Washington Leadership Program, a nonprofit organization that since 1995 has been dedicated to building the next generation of leadership […]

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Harnessing a Passion for the Planet

Filed in Education, Jobs by on July 26, 2011 2 Comments
Harnessing a Passion for the Planet

My name is Maria Prebble, and I’m a rising senior at Wellesley College majoring in International Relations-History (which examines modern day issues in International Relations through a historical lens) and Environment Studies. Growing up in the woods in Wisconsin, I’ve known for a long time that my future career plans would incorporate my passion for […]

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Being an intern: More than a job, it’s informed citizenship

Filed in Education, Jobs by on July 26, 2011 0 Comments

My name is Jennifer and I am from Richmond, California. I am a rising junior at Stanford University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Education. This summer, I am a student volunteer intern at DOL, specifically working with the Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Policy Development and Research. This opportunity was made possible […]

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Gaining a New Understanding of DOL

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Gaining a New Understanding of DOL

When I learned that I had the opportunity to work for the Department of Labor, the one thing that I realized was that my knowledge of what the DOL did was limited. When I started to think about it, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing. I could come into the Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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From Great Expectations to Valuable Skills

Filed in Education, Jobs by on July 26, 2011 1 Comment
From Great Expectations to Valuable Skills

My name is Rebecca Georges. I am originally from Miami, FL. and attend the University of Florida where my major is Business Economics. I flew 1,065 miles to intern at DOL, Office of Chief Financial Officer in D.C. for the summer in affiliation with The Washington Center. The idea behind TWC is to provide students […]

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