News & Events: July 2, 2015 | Read Online

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez (left) chats with an apprentice during a tour of Forsyth Technical Community College's Electrical Lineman Apprenticeship program in Winston-Salem, N.C., June 30, 2015.

Apprenticeship works:
the North Carolina model

Paula, Jeremiah and Justin are gaining new skills through apprenticeship programs, and North Carolina companies and workforce partners are building stronger talent pipelines.

A growing conscious
capitalism movement

It's time to think about principles for shared prosperity in the 21st century, Secretary Tom Perez believes. He outlined six of them in a June 28 talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Our new proposal:

Rewarding Hard Work: Overtime

Blog Highlights

Working to Become Americans

64 consecutive months

Secretary Perez offers 5 things you need to know about the June jobs report...

Young Workers' Rights

Stay safe on July 4

OSHA has some tips for working with fireworks this holiday weekend.

Unlocking the Potential of All Americans

Imploding stovepipes

By working together, we can empower trafficking survivors. Read how...

National News

Grants in 44 states for UI improvements
At-risk youth grant for Baltimore
R.I. restaurants to pay back wages
$10 million for workforce data quality
Mine safety training grants available
Read more National News

DOL in Action

Focus on STEM occupations
Update on West Coast ports
Child labor and cocoa production
Postal union suit in New Mexico
Probe leads to guilty plea
Read more DOL in Action

DOL Working For You

Ricky Stover

Coal miner takes to the highway

You work in the coal industry for 10 years and then find yourself unemployed. Where do you turn? A Labor Department-funded program was the road to a new career as a truck driver for former coal miner Ricky Stover. Read his story.

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