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    Apprenticeship is a tried-and-true training model that is a win-win for both employers and workers.

  • $100M TechHire Grant Competition to prepare underserved populations for careers in high growth, high-tech jobs

    $100M TechHire Grant Competition

    To prepare underserved populations for careers in high growth, high-tech jobs.

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    When you've worked hard to build up a retirement nest egg, you've earned the right to sound advice. You deserve to know that your adviser is working for you.

  • Adding Inequality to Injury

    Adding Inequality to Injury

    The financial and social impacts of workplace injuries are huge, with workers and their families and taxpayer-supported programs paying most of the costs.

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    Find out how raising the federal minimum wage would benefit America's workers, businesses and the economy.

  • Find Your Path

    Grow Your Skills

    Federally-funded programs in your community are ready to train Americans with the skills employers need to fill jobs right now. Explore the possibilities, and find your path.

  • Books that shaped work in America

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    Our list of Books that Shaped Work in America explores the nation's progress in expanding opportunity for all. Check out the list and enjoy a good book.


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Coal Act Turns 45

Coal Act Turns 45

The Coal Act's achievements and legacy are unquestioned — leading to healthier, safer mines and steady declines in fatalities and injuries...

A Lasting Legacy

A Lasting Legacy

A terrible fire in 1911 led to stronger worker protection laws not only in New York, but across the nation...

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This week in history: We commemorate the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory burning down in 1911, killing 145 workers. The tragedy led to the evolution of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers.
This week, we commemorate the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims and all those who've helped make workplaces safer.