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2013-01-11 08:22:25

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA is a longtime fan and friend of Hilda Solis. As the daughter of parents who worked in factories and benefited from being in a union, she truly understands the pride and dignity that accompanies earning a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. She understands the challenges working families face and as Labor Secretary, she set a tone of urgency in the mission of helping them succeed. (Logo:...

2012-12-06 16:24:48

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx met with Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis in Washington today to discuss ways the federal government and mayors across the country can work together to boost advanced manufacturing in U.S. cities. Foxx was recently named chair of the Conference's newly created Advanced Manufacturing Task Force and...

2012-08-03 06:21:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the July 2012 Employment Situation report released today: "Our nation's labor market added 163,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, which exceeded all forecasts and represented the country's strongest July job growth since 2006. "The unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged at 8.3 percent, while the share of long-term unemployed fell to its lowest level since 2009....

2012-05-09 14:23:11

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a Google+ hangout on May 10, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will host a virtual roundtable discussion with employers, nonprofit leaders and young people about the administration's Summer Jobs+ initiative and the positive impact of summer jobs. Last week the administration launched the Summer Jobs+ bank, http://www.dol.gov/summerjobs, an online tool to help connect young people with employment and training opportunities in...

2012-04-27 06:22:24

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the observance of Workers' Memorial Day: "Tomorrow, April 28, is Workers' Memorial Day, an occasion for reflection and remembrance of the thousands of workers who needlessly have suffered fatal injuries on the job every year. We also think of those workers who have been seriously injured or sickened as a result of preventable workplace hazards. "We are never...

2012-04-06 06:21:33

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the March 2012 Employment Situation report released today: "Our nation's labor market added 121,000 private sector jobs in the month of March, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent. "For 25 consecutive months, we've registered private sector job growth. Some months we are seeing tremendous job gains, while other months we are seeing more modest gains. But the...

2012-03-09 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the February 2012 Employment Situation report released today: "Our nation's labor market continued to register solid growth in the month of February. The economy added 233,000 private sector jobs last month, while the unemployment rate held steady at a three-year low of 8.3 percent. "We've had 24 straight months of private sector job growth, adding more than...

2012-01-12 11:10:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the availability of $20.6 million in grant funds to assist adult former offenders who are returning to their communities after serving time in justice facilities. The U.S. Department of Labor expects to award 17 grants of approximately $1.21 million each to organizations that will provide these individuals with employment-focused services and support. "By supporting...

2012-01-06 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the December 2011 Employment Situation report released today: "Our nation's strengthening labor market posted broad-based growth in the month of December. Nonfarm payroll employment added 200,000 jobs, exceeding expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, its lowest level in nearly three years. "Month by month, industry by industry, and state by state,...

2011-12-15 14:37:00

Proposed rule extends minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fight to win basic labor protections for home care workers may soon be won, thanks to a proposed rule announced today by President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. The rule would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to these workers under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Home care workers are currently excluded from...