• Oftentimes the longer you're out of a job, the harder it is to find one. These men and women want nothing more than the opportunity to work. #RenewUI

    A Lifesaver, Not a Lifestyle

    Meet the faces of the long-term unemployed and read Labor Secretary Tom Perez's op-ed on extending unemployment benefits for millions of Americans.

  • Meet The Secretary

    National Financial Capability Month

    Find tools and learn skills to help you make the most of your money.

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Our budget reflects our priority to enhance opportunities for America's working families.

  • Minimum Wage

    It's time to #RaiseTheWage

    Workers share how raising the minimum wage would make a difference. Hear their stories.

  • Meet The Secretary

    Our Secretary at Work

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is traveling across the nation, meeting with workers, employers, students and community leaders on his vision of enhancing opportunity for everyone.

  • Learn About the Labor Department

    Learn About the Department

    Break through the jargon and acronyms and discover how DOL works for you.

    This month:
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  • Books that Shaped Work In America

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    through the lens of literature.

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We're hosting conversations on adapting workplaces to the needs of today's families. Learn how you can join...

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21st-Century Apprenticeships

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Secretary Perez learns how to screen print a shirt by Raygun owner Mike Draper.

Secretary Perez learns how to screen print a shirt at a Des Moines, Iowa, company that pays employees above the minimum wage.