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 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

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

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

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

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