The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) focuses on fostering a culture that promotes and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce ensures that ILAB benefits from the backgrounds, creativity, perspectives, and unique experiences that a broad array of individuals bring to the job by attracting, developing, and retaining the most committed, skilled, and talented working professionals. Diversity and inclusivity are vital for ILAB to achieve its mission of promoting a fair global playing field for workers and businesses in the United States and around the world by enforcing trade commitments, strengthening labor standards, and combating international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. With this goal in mind, ILAB ensures that principles of diversity and inclusion are included, to the fullest extent possible, in all aspects of human resources, operations, policies, and programs.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's commitment to a diverse workforce.