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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 14-1035-SAN (SF-54)

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 growing as it celebrates first decade

SEATTLE -- 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, have 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 their employers in Washington, Nevada, Oregon and Idaho.

Representatives from the news media in Seattle and Washington state are cordially invited to attend EMPLEO’s anniversary event in Seattle.

WHAT:

Ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of the EMPLEO program

WHERE:

U.S. Department of Labor

300 Fifth Ave., Suite 815

Seattle, WA 98104

WHO:

U.S. Department of Labor

Mexican and Central American consulates in Seattle and Washington state

State of Washington

Nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups and other EMPLEO partners

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 18

10:00 a.m. – noon PDT

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Press interested in attending these events should contact José A. Carnevali using the contact information listed above.

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