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2013-07-23 12:26:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Pennsylvania a $3.6 million grant to provide training to dislocated workers statewide. "The grant will support one of Governor Corbett's key agenda items - to help our workers who are in need of a job find their way to stable employment," Hearthway said. The Dislocated Worker Training National...

2013-07-17 23:17:54

Final rules on Federal contractors’ obligations regarding, covered veterans (VEVRAA/JVA) and individuals with disabilities (Section 503) are anticipated to be published this month. San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest semiannual regulatory agenda published on July 3, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) states that it plans to publish its highly anticipated final rules on Federal contractors’ obligations...

2013-06-27 12:24:39

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board announced today that it will continue a statistical program on international labor statistics that is to be eliminated by the federal government due to across-the-board spending cuts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the United States Department of Labor, has announced that it will shut down the International Labor Comparison (ILC) program on July 1. The program provides businesses, government agencies, academics,...

2013-06-17 12:21:23

Goodwill Commits to Helping 3,000 Women Veterans Find Employment ROCKVILLE, Md., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women make up an increasingly large part of our armed forces. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports one in ten veterans is a woman. Many women veterans returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are struggling to transition to civilian life, with factors such as homelessness, childcare, disability, lack of licensing or credentialing, and other...

2013-02-20 12:25:47

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The rate of annual wage growth for private sector workers is expected to show little, if any, change in the coming months, according to the preliminary first quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by Bloomberg BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO) The latest index stands at 98.63 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 98.52 in the...

2013-02-19 16:24:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 18,000 workers laid off in 48 states from 864 Hostess company locations are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance. "As President Obama said in his State of the Union address, 'to grow our middle class, our citizens must have access to the education and training that today's jobs require,' " said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris. "Trade Adjustment...

2013-02-19 12:24:20

HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented legal move by a small South Texas employer who sued the U.S. Department of Labor has resulted in a green light for U.S. businesses to operate with significantly less government regulation. In a landmark labor ruling late last week, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled in favor of the small employer, leaving the Obama Department of Labor to rethink its strong-arm tactics against American business...

2013-02-05 12:21:22

New rule announced benefitting military families and airline flight crews WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act by issuing a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently available to families of military service members and it also...

2013-02-04 16:25:31

US Labor Department releases key findings on act's 20(th) anniversary WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the 20(th) anniversary of the signing of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Department of Labor today released the results of a survey on its use and impact. Titled "Family and Medical Leave Act in 2012: Final Report," the survey shows that the law has had a positive effect on the lives of millions of workers and their families without...

2013-01-11 12:21:08

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A digital application developed by the United Steelworkers' Tony Mazzocchi Center was one of four winning entries in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) The DOL sought entries from companies, educators, labor unions, and individuals across the country for software designed to educate the public about improving health and safety in the...