U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued a new policy that will provide hundreds of thousands of employers, including small businesses, a better way to provide health insurance coverage, and millions of American workers more options for health … Read moreU.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $2,234,122 to 24 States For Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $2,234,122 for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants. These grants will enable states to expand their use of fidelity bonds to help persons with criminal records with employment opportunities. These grants are the latest of several efforts … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Awards $2,234,122 to 24 States For Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

This post was originally published on this siteIn the week ending June 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 222,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 218,000 to 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 217,750, an increase of … Read moreUnemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta Issues Statement Regarding Memorial Day

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement today regarding Memorial Day: “On Memorial Day, Americans pause to honor and remember the courage, dedication, and patriotism of those who gave their lives to defend our nation in their service. We are eternally grateful … Read moreU.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta Issues Statement Regarding Memorial Day

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

This post was originally published on this siteIn the week ending June 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, unchanged from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 215,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,000, a decrease of 2,500 from the … Read moreUnemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

This post was originally published on this siteIn the week ending May 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 211,000 to 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 216,750, a decrease of … Read moreUnemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on May Jobs Report

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today issued the following statement regarding the May 2019 Employment Situation report: “May’s job report added 75,000 jobs. We seek to continue job growth by opening more opportunities through policies like USMCA moving forward. “For 15 months in a … Read moreStatement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on May Jobs Report

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity For Appalachian and Delta Regions

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has announced the availability of up to $29.2 million in demonstration grant funds to expand the impact of workforce development initiatives in the Appalachian and Delta regions through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity For Appalachian and Delta Regions

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $1.5 Million in Funds to Support Women in Apprenticeship, Expand Job Opportunities

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $1.5 million in grant funding available to recruit, mentor, train, and retain more women in quality apprenticeship programs and pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and health care, among other industries. “Apprenticeships provide a pathway to family-sustaining jobs,” … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $1.5 Million in Funds to Support Women in Apprenticeship, Expand Job Opportunities

U.S. Department of Labor and Louisiana Military Department Partner To Serve At-Risk Youth with Job Corps Demonstration Project

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today announced a new Job Corps demonstration project to serve at-risk youth with skills instruction through an expansion of the Louisiana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. The Louisiana National Guard currently operates three … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor and Louisiana Military Department Partner To Serve At-Risk Youth with Job Corps Demonstration Project

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Upgraded Data System to Assist Mine Operators in Ensuring Compliance with Mine Safety and Health Regulations

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature. The MDRS offers a … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces Upgraded Data System to Assist Mine Operators in Ensuring Compliance with Mine Safety and Health Regulations

U.S. Department of Labor Offers States Receiving National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grants Additional Funds for Fidelity Bonds

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced funds available to increase the usage of fidelity bonds, through the Federal Bonding Program (FBP), to secure employment opportunities for workers recovering from the misuse of opioids.  The Department is committed to helping those recovering from opioid use … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Offers States Receiving National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grants Additional Funds for Fidelity Bonds

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Events for Uranium Miners and Nuclear Weapons Workers in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Moab, Utah

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) will host outreach events in June 2018 in Grand Junction, Colorado, and in Moab, Utah, for former and current workers in the uranium mining and nuclear weapons industries. If a uranium mining or nuclear … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor to Host Events for Uranium Miners and Nuclear Weapons Workers in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Moab, Utah

U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2018 Theme For National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – In keeping with the U.S. Department of Labor’s  commitment to ensuring an American workforce for Americans of all abilities, this year’s official National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme will be “America’s Workforce: Empowering All,” the Department announced today. “President Trump’s administration is committed to … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces 2018 Theme For National Disability Employment Awareness Month

H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – When President Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation in January of this year, he reminded the audience that his commitment to our farmers has been clear since the day his Administration began:  “From that day on, we have been working every day to deliver … Read moreH-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $20 Million in Grants To Help Injured or Ill Americans Remain in Labor Force

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $20 million in grants to help Americans who are injured or ill remain in or return to the workforce. The grants are intended to identify new, replicable strategies to help individuals with a work-related disability … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $20 Million in Grants To Help Injured or Ill Americans Remain in Labor Force

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

This post was originally published on this siteIn the week ending May 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 234,000, an increase of 11,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 219,750, an increase of … Read moreUnemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta and U.S. Senator Collins Highlight Importance of Skills-Based Education in Maine

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – During tours today in Maine of the Penobscot Job Corps Center and the Cianbro Institute, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) highlighted the importance of ensuring all Americans have the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow. … Read moreU.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta and U.S. Senator Collins Highlight Importance of Skills-Based Education in Maine

U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta Issues Statement Regarding Memorial Day

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement today regarding Memorial Day: “On Memorial Day, Americans keep a promise to forever honor the courage, bravery, and patriotism of America’s fallen heroes. Through solemn observances and in quiet moments, we honor the proud men … Read moreU.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta Issues Statement Regarding Memorial Day

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the May Jobs Report

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement regarding the May 2018 Employment Situation report: “With the unemployment rate falling to 3.8% in May, the lowest in over 18 years, America’s job market remains strong. The unemployment rates for African-Americans and Asian-Americans reached … Read moreStatement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the May Jobs Report

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

This post was originally published on this siteIn the week ending May 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 221,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 234,000. The 4-week moving average was 222,250, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 219,750. Read the … Read moreUnemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

U.S. Department of Labor Data Shows That American Job Openings Exceed Job Seekers for First Time on Record

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – For the first time on record, the number of American job openings exceeds the number of job seekers – providing the latest indicator of continued job growth and economic strength under President Donald J. Trump. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) issued today … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Data Shows That American Job Openings Exceed Job Seekers for First Time on Record