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2012-02-10 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and assistant secretaries for U.S. Department of Labor agencies will host a live Web chat to discuss the department's fiscal year 2013 budget request on Monday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. EST. After the event, a transcript of the entire chat will be available on the department's website. WHO: Secretary of Labor Hilda L. SolisAssistant secretaries for Labor Department agencies...

2012-02-06 14:48:00

US Department of Labor's Women's Bureau releases guide to help women prepare for, find and succeed in 'green' jobs Clean energy economy offers women untapped employment opportunities WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of "Why Green is Your Color: A Woman's Guide to a Sustainable Career," which is designed to help women find and keep higher paying jobs in the clean energy economy. The online publication,...

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,...

2011-12-20 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded a $13 million cooperative agreement to nongovernmental organization Desarrollo y Autogestion to combat exploitative child labor in Peru. To implement the project, Desarrollo y Autogestion will partner with World Learning, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, and DESCO, a development organization. "Ending exploitative child labor would have global benefits,"...

2011-12-06 15:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Supplement to The Fair Labor Standards Act, Second Edition, providing the latest updates on case law and regulation related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) With its labyrinth of requirements, the FLSA can be confusing and difficult. Now, this complex...

2011-11-10 14:21:00

Allows online filing of questions and complaints regarding retirement and health plans WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has created a new consumer assistance Web page that provides easy access to useful information, and allows users to submit questions and complaints about health and retirement plans electronically. "Helping retirement and health plan participants find answers to questions about...

2011-11-09 14:40:00

Partnership will provide no-cost training and certifications to veterans in California, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Washington communities WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced a new partnership with Microsoft Corp. to provide veterans with vouchers for no-cost training and certifications that can lead to important industry-recognized credentials. The voucher program will serve veterans in five communities with the...

2011-10-27 10:03:00

$68,000 in prizes awarded for innovative use of department data WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the winners of two contests, launched in July, for third-party developers to showcase innovative uses of the department's data. SymSoft Solutions in Sacramento, Calif., with its "Where are the jobs?" application, won the Occupational Employment Statistics challenge to help connect unemployed workers with promising careers. Rachel...

2011-10-20 12:25:00

746 applicants in Amarillo and Hereford, Texas, affected AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today announced that federal contractor Caviness Beef Packers Ltd., doing business as Palo Duro Meat Processing Inc. in Amarillo and Caviness Packing Co. in Hereford, has agreed to a settlement resolving findings that the company discriminated against job applicants on the bases of race and gender...