Tag: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

50 Years of Helping Farmworkers

Filed in DOL, Workforce Development by on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
50 Years of Helping Farmworkers

For years, Julian performed the incredibly hard work of harvesting onions and vegetables at a farm in upstate New York, making only $8.50 an hour. As a seasonal farm worker, the pay was barely enough to take care of his family.  He wanted to make a change, learn some new skills and start a new […]

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Misclassification Prevention – Help is on the Way

Filed in DOL, Workplace Rights by on September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Misclassification Prevention – Help is on the Way

Worker misclassification has been a problem for this nation’s workforce for a long time, one that my office and others in the Department have been working hard to address over the past four years. If someone is working and getting paid for that work, why should government care about whether the worker is an independent […]

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Encouraging Local Partnerships that Help Job Seekers

Filed in DOL, Jobs by on July 18, 2014 1 Comment
Encouraging Local Partnerships that Help Job Seekers

Cross-agency collaborations are an important part of President Obama’s Job-Driven Training initiative that the Labor Department has been engaged in for the past six months. They are also a top priority for Secretary Perez. We know our programs work best when we all work together to ensure that every door opens a path to success […]

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Job Clubs Under the Microscope

Job Clubs Under the Microscope

I was excited to travel down to Atlanta, Ga., a few weeks ago to formally release a new report on job clubs from the Labor Department’s Chief Evaluation Office. The report found that despite their shoestring budgets and reliance on volunteers, job clubs offer a sophisticated suite of job search services, from networking to coaching […]

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Champions of Women’s Work

Filed in Centennial, Education, Jobs, Women, Workplace Rights by on August 26, 2013 1 Comment
Champions of Women’s Work

In 1963, John F. Kennedy was president of the United States. The civil rights movement was in full force throughout the nation, perhaps most memorably in Martin Luther King Jr.’s August 28 March on Washington. Earlier that summer, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova had become the first woman to orbit the planet. And back on Earth, with […]

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Celebrating 80 Years of Re-Employment Services

Celebrating 80 Years of Re-Employment Services

When Amy Gilthorpe lost her job during the housing market crash several years ago, she knew where to turn to for help: her local American Job Center in Dover, N.J. The center helped sharpen her skills to find a new job. Gilthorpe took courses on interviewing skills, resume writing and how to network. Career counselors […]

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Tools to Help Businesses Grow

Tools to Help Businesses Grow

Are you an employer looking for help with recruiting, hiring, training or retaining a strong workforce? The CareerOneStop portal’s new Business Center provides a full range of easy-to-access tools to help you find the right workers and grow your company. The CareerOneStop portal is a valuable tool for individuals who want to search for jobs, […]

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A Fast Track to Civilian Employment

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Workforce Development, Workforce Investment by on February 26, 2013 5 Comments
A Fast Track to Civilian Employment

There is no better way to honor veterans’ service than by hiring them. Yet despite immense training and valuable, battle-tested leadership experience, veterans often face difficulties in obtaining recognition of their skills for the licenses and certifications required by private sector jobs. And the frequent moves that are a part of military life can create […]

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Serving Veterans: Our Duty, Our Honor

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs, Workforce Investment by on February 7, 2013 6 Comments
Serving Veterans: Our Duty, Our Honor

No others are owed a greater measure of gratitude for our rights and freedoms than the men and women who answer the call to serve in our armed forces. That is why the Labor Department works to help service members transition from the military to good civilian jobs, and why we announced changes to the […]

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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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