Tag: Education

Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Editor’s Note: This is a cross post from the Department of Education’s Homeroom Blog. You can find the original post here. Our nation’s prosperity depends on individuals having the education and skills to obtain good jobs and progress along their career pathways, and employers finding workers with the skills to support their growth and the nation’s economic prosperity. […]

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Take Three: Raising the Minimum Wage Myths

Filed in Minimum Wage, Workforce Investment by on February 22, 2013 10 Comments
Take Three: Raising the Minimum Wage Myths

The president’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage will benefit 15 million American workers, and have a positive effect on the economy. Still, there are some common myths about raising the minimum wage. We checked in with our Chief Economist Jennifer Hunt on the following three myths: Myth: Raising the minimum wage reduces employment. […]

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Job Corps Goes Green

Job Corps Goes Green

When you’re an old building, it’s not easy being green − and the average Labor Department building is about 40 years old. The department’s Job Corps faces a tremendous challenge in this area, in that the program’s facilities account for 99 percent of the department’s buildings. Executive Order 13514 requires federal agencies to meet certain […]

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New Year, New Way to File Form LM-30

Filed in DOL, Education by on January 18, 2013 0 Comments

If you are a union official who needs to file a Form LM-30 (Labor Organization Officer and Employee Report) this year, you can now file it using the same Office of Labor-Management Standards Electronic Forms System (EFS) your union has been using to file its annual financial report (Form LM-2, LM-3 or LM-4). Visit this […]

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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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DOL App Challenge puts vital information in hands of young workers

Filed in DOL, Education, Safety, Workplace Rights by on January 14, 2013 3 Comments
DOL App Challenge puts vital information in hands of young workers

The Department of Labor recently announced the winning entries of its Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Our goal was to provide vital information on workplace rights and protections to the millions of young people who enter the workforce every year. We launched the challenge eight months ago to make use of one of our […]

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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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Online Tool to Help Businesses Fight Child and Forced Labor

Around the world, roughly 215 million children toil in child labor; another 21 million people are trapped in forced labor. If these groups represented a single nation, it would be the fifth largest in the world. Governments and businesses both have a critical role to play in eradicating this problem. That is why today our […]

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Crowd Management is Something to be Grateful For

Filed in Safety, Workplace Rights by on November 19, 2012 3 Comments
Crowd Management is Something to be Grateful For

While many Americans are going back for seconds this Thanksgiving, others will be jetting out of the house to take advantage of massive holiday sales, some of which even begin Thanksgiving night. Department stores and retailers across the country have huge sales events, creating massive lines waiting for the doors to open. The frenzied crowd […]

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Job Corps: Like Us on Facebook

Job Corps: Like Us on Facebook

Recently, the Office of Job Corps launched its Facebook page, marking the program’s first official steps into the world of social media.  We’re excited about joining this space and here’s why: Content.  We have a lot of it.  There are 125 Job Corps centers across the nation, and each one has powerful stories about self-improvement, […]

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