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2012-05-21 10:22:02

With unemployment rates for veterans at nearly 40 percent, pre-Memorial Day panel - including PG&E CEO Tony Earley and General Jim Jones - will discuss how to help vets and others land jobs and build careers WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation prepares to celebrate national service on Memorial Day, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will discuss work force opportunities among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, for whom unemployment rates...

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...

2012-05-02 06:24:12

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $12 million in grants through the Veterans' Workforce Investment Program to provide job training and skills development services that will help approximately 6,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. "These men and women served our country, and now it is our turn to serve them and to support them. The grants announced today will help ensure our nation's...

2012-04-26 14:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: "The Obama administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and...

2012-04-25 10:22:53

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking to recover losses suffered by participants in the Parrot Cellular Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP. The department's suit is based on an investigation conducted by its Employee Benefits Security Administration that found violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The suit names as a defendant...

2012-04-18 06:23:18

Interested parties may submit comments through June 18 WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today published in the Federal Register a proposed tribal consultation policy, which encompasses the agency's programs impacting tribal communities. A comment period will end June 18. "The development of the Labor Department's tribal consultation policy honors the relationship between the Native American community and the U.S. government, thanks to...

2012-04-16 06:26:00

Online tool developed in partnership with American Association of Community Colleges WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new online tool that will allow current and prospective health care workers to explore more than 80 different occupations, identify local education and training programs, and tap into current job listings. Through the Virtual Career Network, users also can learn how previous experience such as...

2012-04-16 06:24:58

Commemorates website's service, technology innovation and e-government success WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Benefits.gov Program and its track record of success in serving the American public. Benefits.gov, formerly GovBenefits.gov, has increased public access to critical information regarding government benefits and consequently has reduced the cost to taxpayers of the...

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...

2012-04-05 06:23:33

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million for up to six grants through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program. "These grants offer women the opportunity to gain skills in industries that will continue to grow and offer long-term career opportunities," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Partnerships that include Registered Apprenticeship programs, local...