U.S. Department of Labor Blog
From convict to journeyman sheet metal fabricator, Steven Shewry is an example of how hard work plus the opportunity to gain in-demand job skills can set Americans of all backgrounds on the path to a sustainable career.
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After working as a soldier, an egg inspector, and a nursery owner, this veteran is enjoying his most satisfying career yet.
Electrical apprenticeships have launched careers for three generations of this Georgia family.
“It’s a win for all involved.” McGregor Industries has worked to take safety and health to the next level through OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Josiah wanted his next job to do more than just pay the bills. Thanks to an apprenticeship, he is now embarking on a new career and has big plans for his family’s future.
Texas restaurant owner Skeeter Miller uses Department resources to make sure his operations are in compliance with federal wage and hour laws.
After his IT position was eliminated, Marine Corps veteran Gregory Lincoln nearly lost his home and was on the edge of despair. The crew at his local job center helped him find hope again − and a new career.
After life threw her a curve ball, Josie Johnson needed a new job to support her three children. An opportunity to apprentice in the roofing industry boosted her confidence and set her on a path to economic security.
Oleta Crain, a former regional administrator of the Department’s Women’s Bureau, was one of three African American women to serve as an officer in World War II.
Brad Tudor is learning new skills, with an eye on his career. “Ultimately, this will help to provide a better future for my family,” he says.