Tag: Job Training

Expanding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Workforce Development by on July 24, 2014 0 Comments
Expanding Opportunities for Tribal Communities

Since Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived one year ago this week, he has referred to the Department of Labor as the “Department of Opportunity.” He believes it’s our mission to expand opportunities by ensuring that all Americans are treated fairly at work, that they are safe while on the job, and that they have access […]

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Promoting Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity

Promoting Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity

It’s an exciting and important day for all of us who believe that re-investing in the most skilled and talented workforce in the world should be one of our nation’s top priorities. In recent years, more than 20 million people annually have turned to federal programs for basic education, job training and employment services. During […]

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Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story

Filed in Apprenticeship, DOL, Jobs, Women by on July 17, 2014 1 Comment
Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story

Editor’s note: The following guest post is authored by Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Executive Director Connie Ashbrook, who participated in a panel on STEM and nontraditional jobs at the White House Summit on Working Families in June. View the panel here, and share your apprenticeship success story with us on Twitter by tagging @USDOL. Deawendoe “Dee” […]

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Strong, Steady Growth

Strong, Steady Growth

Strong economic growth continued in the month of June, with a total of 288,000 new jobs. It is the fifth consecutive month with job growth of at least 200,000, and this is the most total jobs added in the first half of a year since 1999. Businesses created 262,000 more jobs in June, bringing us […]

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Partnering to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers

Partnering to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers

Making sure our high school students are college and career-ready is major focus of President Obama’s jobs-driven training agenda, and is also central his goal for the United States to lead the world in college completion by 2020. That’s why, as we prepare for the upcoming school year, the departments of Education, Health and Human […]

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UPS Partnership with Registered Apprenticeship Program Offers Employees Quality Assurance

UPS Partnership with Registered Apprenticeship Program Offers Employees Quality Assurance

Editor’s note: The following guest post is authored by Patrick O’Leary, the human resources and veterans affairs manager for UPS. Read what other employers and workers have to say about apprenticeship here. At UPS, we always aim to treat our workers right – and a large part of that effort is making sure they have […]

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Let’s Make a Match

To realize President Obama’s vision of opportunity for all, it’s all about making the right match.  The way we do that is through job-driven training — connecting ready-to-work Americans with ready to be-filled jobs.  It helps more people secure a foothold in the middle class and helps businesses to profit and grow. Today, we’re announcing […]

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Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

In today’s economy, access to training for in-demand jobs can help American workers punch their tickets to the middle class, and it can help American businesses continue to grow.  However, as our economy continues to expand, too many businesses can’t find the skilled workers they need, and too many people don’t know how to access […]

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Funding Increase to Help More Veterans Nationwide

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Veterans by on March 10, 2014 2 Comments
Funding Increase to Help More Veterans Nationwide

The Labor Department is committed to serving transitioning service members, veterans and their families by preparing them for meaningful careers and maximizing their employment opportunities. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service for all employment and training programs available through more than 2,500 American Job Centers nationwide. Within the American Job Center there are […]

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A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

As part of his plan to build an economy where everybody who is willing to work hard and take responsibility can get ahead, President Obama is focused on doing everything we can to create new jobs here in America – while also connecting more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. That’s why this week the administration […]

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