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Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 14-1034-SAN (SF-53)

Date: 

June 13, 2014

Contact: 

Jose A. Carnevali

Phone: 

415-625-2631

EMPLEO reaches 10 years helping immigrant workers and their employers


Labor outreach and assistance partnership keeps on growing as it celebrates first decade

LAS ANGELES -- Since its inception in Southern California in 2004, the EMPLEO (Employment Education and Outreach) alliance of community and nongovernmental organizations, along with state, local and federal agencies and the Mexican and Central American consulates, has provided information and assistance to Spanish-speaking workers and employers regarding their workplace rights and responsibilities in the United States. For example, EMPLEO’s 1-877-552-9832 toll-free assistance hotline has been instrumental in helping approximately 10,000 workers recover more than $15 million in back wages. During its first decade, EMPLEO has expanded its reach to also serve immigrant workers and employers in Washington, Nevada, Oregon and Idaho.

Representatives from the news media in Los Angeles and Southern California are cordially invited to attend EMPLEO’s anniversary event in Los Angeles, the city where it all started 10 years ago.

WHAT:

Ceremony honoring the 10-year anniversary of the EMPLEO program

WHERE:

La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant (banquet hall), located at Plaza Mexico

3150 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 100

Lynwood, CA 90262

WHO:

U.S. Department of Labor

State of California

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Mexican, Central American and Caribbean consulates in Los Angeles and Southern California

Diocese of San Bernardino

Nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups and other EMPLEO partners

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 18

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

Add to iCal/Outlook calendar

Representatives from the news media interested in attending this event should contact José A. Carnevali using the contact information listed above.

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