DOL Newsletter


Hiring Our Heroes

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program will recognize employers who hire veterans. The Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service is accepting public comment on the program’s criteria – share your thoughts by Sept. 17.


Strengthening America’s Workforce

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined President Trump on Friday to discuss apprenticeships and the strength of the American workforce. “The Department of Labor is implementing the President’s vision to ensure that Americans have the skills that they need to fill good, stable jobs,” he said. The Department plans to launch a Task Force this fall to advise on effective apprenticeship strategies.

Jobless Claims Down

New data released this week show U.S. initial jobless claims are at a six-month low of 232,000.

80th Anniversary

Eighty years later, apprenticeships remain a pathway to learn the skills for good paying, rewarding jobs.

Savings Restored

A Manhattan laser surgery center will restore $5 million to an employee stock ownership plan.


Safety Citations

A New York paperboard mill faces $357,445 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to 61 safety and health hazards.

Resolving Discrimination

consent decree with B&H Foto resolves allegations of hiring, compensation, and promotion discrimination at a New York warehouse.

Fixing Hazards

psychiatric hospital faces $207,000 in fines after a follow-up OSHA investigation found workers still exposed to serious hazards.


Lost Money Recovered for Widow

When Linda Foss tried to claim her late husband’s pension benefits, she ran into unexpected complications. Our Employee Benefits Security Administration helped her through them.