The American workforce showed impressive strength in 2017 with unemployment at a 17-year low and over 2 million jobs created.
Small businesses and sole proprietors would have more freedom to band together to provide affordable, quality health insurance for employees.
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Learn about resources to keep workers safe during recovery operations and how the Department of Labor is assisting affected communities.
Learn more about President Trump’s "Buy American, Hire American" executive order, and how DOL will play a part.
After life threw her a curve ball, Josie Johnson needed a new job to support her three children. An opportunity to apprentice in the roofing industry boosted her confidence and set her on a path to economic security.
Oleta Crain, a former regional administrator of the Department’s Women’s Bureau, was one of three African American women to serve as an officer in World War II.
Brad Tudor is learning new skills, with an eye on his career. “Ultimately, this will help to provide a better future for my family,” he says.
This is how apprenticeship helps workers and businesses succeed.