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    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Our budget reflects our priority to enhance opportunities for America's working families.

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    President Obama announces Ready to Work Partnerships grants to serve the long-term unemployed.

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    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is traveling across the nation, meeting with workers, employers, students and community leaders on his vision of enhancing opportunity for everyone.

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    Learn About the Department

    Break through the jargon and acronyms and discover how DOL works for you.

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Secretary Perez learns how to screen print a shirt by Raygun owner Mike Draper.

Secretary Perez learns how to screen print a shirt at a Des Moines, Iowa, company that pays employees above the minimum wage.