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2011-10-12 08:00:00

Cloud Computing Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned division of Castillo Technologies, LLC, attended the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair held September 29th, 2011 at the El Zaribah Shrine in Phoenix, AZ. Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training (DOL VETS), The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and local chambers, the event was open to active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses with opportunities to network,...

2011-07-20 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today released a new online publication, "Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers." Available on the website of the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau at http://www.dol.gov/wb, the guide explains the unique experiences and needs of women veterans, and provides organizational self-assessment tools to aid service providers, such as social...

2011-07-14 09:40:00

$70,000 in prizes available for innovative use of department data WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two contests with a total of $70,000 in prize money for software applications that showcase innovative uses of the department's data. The goal of the first contest is to connect unemployed workers with promising careers, and the goal of the second is to empower consumer choices about the hotel, motel, restaurant and retail...

2011-07-12 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a first-of-its-kind federal website to make it easier for software developers to incorporate Labor Department data into online and mobile applications. The site features published application program interfaces, known as APIs, and software development kits, known as SDKs, which allow developers to remotely access data collected by the department. The tools, available at http://developer.dol.gov,...

2011-07-08 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the June 2011 Employment Situation report released today: "Our nation's labor market experienced slower growth in the month of June. The private sector added 57,000 jobs, but federal, state and local governments cut a combined 39,000 positions, resulting in a total gain of 18,000 non-farm payroll jobs last month. The national unemployment rate edged up to 9.2 percent....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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