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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...

2012-10-29 15:23:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­U.S. Department of Labor spokesman Carl Fillichio today issued the following statement: "The employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data on Friday, Nov. 2. It is our intention that Friday will be business as usual regarding the October...

2012-08-06 06:24:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $10 million competitive solicitation for cooperative agreements to combat child labor in Cambodia's agriculture, fishing and fisheries/aquaculture, and domestic service sectors. Projects funded under the solicitation will focus on reducing social exclusion and promoting economic opportunities for Cambodian households with children who are...

2012-07-26 10:28:19

Landmark enhanced compliance measures also secured covering company and its subcontractors on federal prevailing wage construction projects NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor sent a strong message today that it will seek to hold general contractors responsible not only for their own violations of federal labor law, but also for those committed by their subcontractors, when it filed consent findings and an order against Lettire Construction...

2012-07-12 06:21:56

Penalty stems from citations for more than 400 process safety management violations cited at Texas refinery in October 2009 WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that OSHA and BP Products North America Inc. have resolved 409 of the 439 citations issued by the agency in October 2009 for willful violations of OSHA's process safety management standard at BP's refinery in Texas City,...

2012-07-10 10:28:31

Agreement provides record back wage amount for H-2A program, plus $500,000 penalty SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yerington, Nev.-based onion grower Peri & Sons has agreed to pay a record total of $2,338,700 in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violations under the H-2A program. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Steven Berlin in San Francisco signed the order granting the consent...

2012-06-28 06:29:48

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a competitive solicitation for a $5 million cooperative agreement to pilot test the U.S. Department of Agriculture's guidelines to reduce child labor and forced labor in imported agricultural products. Worldwide, an estimated 60 percent of children who work do so in the agricultural sector. The USDA's 2011 Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor...

2012-06-21 10:26:34

Experts will answer questions and clarify protections and eligibility WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will host a free webinar on June 27 at 2 p.m. EDT to help workers and employers understand the Family and Medical Leave Act. The department also has prepared a 16-page booklet, available online, that explains the FMLA and answers common questions. "The Family and Medical Leave Act provides America's workers one...

2012-06-21 06:22:46

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded nearly $50 million in two types of grants to 25 community-based organizations that will provide job training, education and support services to youth and young adults returning from the juvenile justice system. "These young people deserve a chance to turn their lives around," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The federal grants announced today will help vulnerable youth receive the training...

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...