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Newsletter Photos - May 17, 2012

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Nancy Leppink, deputy administrator for the WHD, delivered the keynote address at the Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility Conference at the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law in collaboration with the UW Women's Center on May 11.

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Dr. Reeve Vanneman, chairman of the Sociology Department at the University of Maryland, listens on as Dr. Adriana Kugler discusses women and the economy during a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathleen Martinez, meets the 2012 representatives for WRP's I Am the Workforce, who gathered in Washington to share their career successes and take photographs. From left: Sara Mahoney, business development specialist, ODEP; Glenda Crunk, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; Matthew Swanson, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez; Bogdan 'Bob' Vitas, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Arlington, Va.; Nadia Ibrahim, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md.; Anthony Baskin, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and Julley Yang, U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, San Diego, Calif.

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Representatives from several DOL agencies, including OFCCP, Wage & Hour and Job Corps coordinate their efforts in Albany, Ga., to inform the public on workers' rights and opportunities. From left to right: Natelya Hale, assistant district director Atlanta District Office OFCCP; Warren Williams II, Wage and Hour investigator South Georgia Branch, Wage & Hour Division; Queena McGriggs, compliance officer Atlanta District Office, OFCCP; Johnnie Johnson, career transition readiness manager, Job Corps Contractor; Gary Henley, compliance officer Atlanta District Office, OFCCP and Manuel Zurita, Atlanta District Office, EEOC.

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Pictured with students at the University of Texas at San Antonio (L-R) in the front row are Associate Dean Lisa Montoya, Student Body President Xavier Johnson, Michael L. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of labor for EBSA and Associate Provost Lisa Firmin.

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Julius Ware II (pictured above) on May 16 was one of the first two veterans in the country to sign up for the new joint Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs program that seeks to retrain 99,000 veterans for high-demand jobs.

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Carolyn Blackburn was also one of the first two veterans in the country to sign up for the new program.

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Aracely Montelongo

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Jac'Queline Moore