Tag: Secretary Hilda Solis

Beginnings and Endings: My Journey of Public Service

Filed in Secretary Solis by on January 22, 2013 20 Comments

It has been an honor to be your secretary of labor. Today, as I prepared to say farewell, I decided that I wanted to share my experience through journeys, and through beginnings and endings, because that reflects what’s in my mind, and more importantly, what is in my heart at this present moment. Thirty-two years […]

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Today, We Serve

Filed in Secretary Solis by on January 19, 2013 2 Comments
Today, We Serve

What inspires us to serve? What is it about our national character that makes service to others such an essential part of what unites us as a people? Many would say that it comes from the founding principles that were enshrined in our Constitution. Or that it was instilled in us by people who changed […]

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#DOL100: Join the Conversation on Twitter

#DOL100: Join the Conversation on Twitter

Then. Now. Next. The U.S. Labor Department has touched families and lives across the country for nearly one hundred years. From infancy, we ensure that working parents can care for newborns under the Family and Medical Leave Act. And in retirement, we’re the folks who protect your pensions.  Health and safety in the workplace? That’s […]

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2012: A Strong Year of Consistent Growth

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis, Unemployment by on January 4, 2013 7 Comments
2012: A Strong Year of Consistent Growth

For nearly three years, steady gains have occurred across different sectors of the economy. Today’s jobs report marks 34 straight months of private sector job growth, which have added close to 5.8 million jobs. And December finishes a strong year of consistent growth with average increases of about 160,000 private sector jobs per month in […]

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Something’s Cooking in the Secretary’s Office

Filed in DOL, Jobs by on December 26, 2012 3 Comments
Something’s Cooking in the Secretary’s Office

More often than not, culinary school graduates will test their new expertise in the unforgiving fires of restaurant kitchens. Others, though, find themselves put to the test in different ways. For Lynn Brown, a management services assistant in the Office of the Secretary, that test includes providing culinary expertise for a Cabinet secretary, assisting with events […]

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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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New DOL-SBA Website Encourages Entrepreneurship

New DOL-SBA Website Encourages Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial spirit is what drives this country.  In fact, small businesses and start-ups are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the United States. And more than half of all working Americans own or work for a small business.  That’s why helping to create an environment where more businesses are […]

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Economic Recovery Remains on the Right Trajectory

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis, Unemployment by on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Economic Recovery Remains on the Right Trajectory

Our nation added 146,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008. November’s jobs report means we’ve now seen 33 straight months of private sector job growth totaling nearly 5.6 million jobs. This year, we’ve created an average of 154,000 private sector jobs a […]

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One Step Closer to a World Free of AIDS

Filed in Secretary Solis, Workplace Rights by on December 1, 2012 2 Comments
One Step Closer to a World Free of AIDS

On World AIDS Day, we reflect on friends and family members we have lost since the emergence of this pandemic more than 30 years ago. And while an encouraging United Nations report reveals the positive impact of international prevention and treatment programs, more than 1.7 million people died of AIDS-related illness last year. From our […]

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