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

WASHINGTON, 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....

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

WASHINGTON, 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...

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

WASHINGTON, 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...

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

WASHINGTON, 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...

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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In 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...

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

WASHINGTON, 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...

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

WASHINGTON, 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...

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

WASHINGTON, 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...

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H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement

WASHINGTON, 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,...

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Latest OFCCP News

OFCCP Audit Enforcement Trend: How to Assess the Effectiveness of Outreach EffortsUnder the (not so new) veteran and disability regulations, federal contractors and subcontractors must establish seven percent disability goals and a veteran hiring benchmark in their affirmative action plans....

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OFCCP Discrimination Complaint Form Now in 5 Additional Languages

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published its employment discrimination complaint form in 5 additional languages. The complaint form, is available on OFCCP’s website and is now available in French, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. The employment discrimination complaint...

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5 Tips to Get Managers Involved with your AAP

As the regulatory landscape for federal contractors becomes more grueling to traverse and OFCCP audits become more invasive, companies need to ensure, now more than ever, that their managers clearly understand what their affirmative action obligations are. In order to...

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Flexibility and Fair Pay – You Can Have Both

Remarkable technological, economic and cultural changes have had a profound impact on the economy and the workforce in recent years, spawning new industries and revolutionizing old ones. As the American workplace continues to evolve, one of its most valued benefits...

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DOL recovers more than $1.8 million for employees and job applicants at G and K Services

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with nine facilities of G and K Services, Inc., to remedy systemic hiring and pay discrimination violations identified in compliance evaluations initiated between 2011 and 2015. G and K Services has...

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By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

Last week I spoke to a room full of airmen in San Antonio, some of whom will soon transition into the civilian workforce. I told them about our great Department of Labor employment workshop that is part of the Transition...

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OFCCP Sanctions Huntsville Manufacturer

Oral Arts Laboratory, Inc., a dental manufacturing and lab company, has entered into a conciliation agreement with OFCCP wherein they will pay $115,000 to remedy a claim of systemic hiring discrimination. The corporate headquarters, located in Huntsville, Alabama, was the...

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What ADA Means to Women: Dismantling Barriers to Inspire a Brighter Future

Conversations about disability rights seldom focus on the unique experiences of women with disabilities. Last week, however, the department’s Women’s Bureau held a “Women and the Americans with Disabilities Act” webinar highlighting issues women with disabilities face in the workplace....

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OFCCP checklist for compliance with Section 503 AAP requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in late September 2013 published a Final Rule that makes changes to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) at 41 C.F.R. Part 60-741....

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OFCCP’s New Compensation Tool

New Tool in OFCCP’s Compensation Enforcement Toolbox: Compensation Manager InterviewsFriday, August 7, 2015As the Obama Administration continues to make headlines promoting “equal pay,” the directive from the White House to EEOC and OFCCP is, “we know pay discrimination exists –...

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New “outreach and education” poster announced by OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the release of a new outreach and education poster on August 3, 2015,  "Opening Doors of Opportunity for All Workers."  According to the OFCCP, the new poster is designed to increase public awareness...

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The Importance of Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended by Congress in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Although it's only required for Federal agencies, Section 508 accessibility should be crucial...

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TalentRISE Aligns with ConnectVETS

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2015Talent acquisition consulting and recruitment services firm TalentRISE today announced that it is partnering with ConnectVETS to help U.S. military veterans more effectively transition to the civilian workforce, enable employers to better connect with this...

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New Tool in OFCCP’s Compensation Enforcement Toolbox: Compensation Manager

New Tool in OFCCP's Compensation Enforcement Toolbox: Compensation Manager ...This makes the compensation manager interview critically important to the success of an OFCCP compensation investigation. The Agency will use the information learned during the interview to analyze your pay data....

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OFCCP Self-ID Assistance for Protected Veterans Published

OFCCP Publishes Self-ID Assistance for Protected VeteransAdding to its growing list of available educational tools, OFCCP has published a new “InfoGraphic” to help veterans determine whether they are covered under the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). Developed in...

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