Join the Team Building the 21st Century Workforce

Department of Labor Employee Stories
Learn why our employees are proud to say, "I am DOL."

The U.S. Department of Labor invites you to join a winning team that administers various programs, laws and policies designed to enhance the working conditions of the 21st-century workforce. We offer rewarding careers, exciting challenges and professional development opportunities for diverse, talented, and enthusiastic people who will serve the workforce of tomorrow.

Whether you've worked for the military, the private sector, academia and research, or in a non-profit setting, we believe your skills are transferable, and that you'll find a challenging and rewarding career with us.

Our Mission:

The Department of Labor serves all of America's workers, and our work affects virtually every family in the country. Our primary mission is to foster and promote all workers, job seekers and retirees in the United States while improving working conditions; advancing opportunities for profitable employment and assuring work-related benefits and rights.

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Our History:

In the early 20th century, deplorable working conditions, child labor abuse, and lack of wage protection were just some of the issues that prompted the creation of the Department of Labor. In 1913, Congress created the Department of Labor to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of America’s workers. This marked the culmination of nearly half a century of public demand for a department that would be devoted exclusively to supporting America’s workers.

Our Future:

As we face new challenges of the 21st-century, we need your talent, imagination and dedication to public service to continue our tradition of excellence in serving the American people. If you want to have a part in reshaping the American workforce of the 21st-century, your place is with the Department of Labor.

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