Tag: DOL Grants

Giving Youth the Chance to Succeed

Today the Employment and Training Administration made $75 million in grants available for the YouthBuild program. If you represent a public or private nonprofit organization with experience serving at-risk youth in YouthBuild or other similar programs, I encourage you to apply for a grant. YouthBuild is an effective program for helping young people get good […]

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Responding to Hurricane Sandy

Filed in Jobs, Safety, Secretary Solis by on December 20, 2012 1 Comment
Responding to Hurricane Sandy

In the weeks since Hurricane Sandy swept onto shore and left a path of destruction along the East Coast, we’ve witnessed the bravery and sheer determination of the region’s residents as they recover and rebuild.   Last month, we made our way to one of the hardest-hit areas of Staten Island. Vibrant beachfronts once filled with […]

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New York Stories in the Wake of Sandy

Filed in Jobs, Safety, Secretary Solis by on November 6, 2012 3 Comments
New York Stories in the Wake of Sandy

No television image or news report can prepare you for this. Families without power—unable to shower or wash their clothes for days—huddled together in churches serving as “warming centers” to provide refuge from the stinging cold outside… Mounds of displaced sand plowed two stories high in residential neighborhoods, so homeowners could finally get through their […]

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Innovation and Reinvention on Display at America’s Community Colleges

Innovation and Reinvention on Display at America’s Community Colleges

Last month, I announced $500 million in new grants to colleges around the country through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program. Since then, I’ve visited 16 community colleges in 13 states; from St. Petersburg to Seattle, Connecticut to California, Vermont to Arizona, and just about everywhere in between.  And I have to […]

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Administration Teams Up to Bring Jobs Back to America

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis by on September 26, 2012 1 Comment
Administration Teams Up to Bring Jobs Back to America

The following blog is a cross-post from The White House Blog: Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor announced the Make it in America Challenge – a $40 million multi-agency competition that will help accelerate business investments in the U.S. This includes insourcing, where U.S.-based companies bring jobs back, or foreign investment, when foreign […]

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Re-manufacturing the American Middle Class

Last Thursday, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for a series of meetings and events that turned out to be an exceptionally rewarding display of the Administration’s investments in education, job training, and manufacturing. My Cleveland engagement began at the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) with local elected officials and leaders from the business and philanthropic community. […]

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Using Workforce Development to Bring Jobs Back to the United States

Filed in Education, Workforce Investment by on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
Using Workforce Development to Bring Jobs Back to the United States

I had the opportunity to visit Rochester, New Hampshire last week. It is a small, quiet city of about 30,000 tucked in the eastern corner of the state.  It also happens to be the site of one of the most exciting and forward thinking community college-employer collaborations I’ve seen during my travels across the country. […]

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Ending Child Labor in Cambodia

Filed in Child Labor, Education by on August 9, 2012 4 Comments

Hundreds of millions of children worldwide go to work most days rather than attend school to get an education.  Of these, some are exposed to the worst forms of child labor, including hazardous work, slavery and becoming child soldiers.  In Cambodia, child labor is often a common phenomenon.  The Bureau of International Labor Affairs works […]

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Central Piedmont Community College: Blazing a Path on Employer Partnerships

During his State of the Union Address in January, President Obama highlighted the story of Jackie Bray.  Jackie is a single mother from North Carolina who was laid off from her job as a machinist, but reentered the workforce by taking advantage of an innovative partnership between the German company Siemens and her local community […]

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Soldiers Should Never Come Home to Homelessness

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis by on July 20, 2012 3 Comments

In 1979, Minnesota native Leroy Namen joined the U.S. Navy and served as a boiler repairman while stationed in the Philippines. He left the service in 1983, returned home to Minnesota and started to drink heavily. He quickly fell into homelessness, and would remain without a permanent address for the next 15 years. Mr. Namen, […]

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