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U.S. Department of Labor
January 26, 2023
Child care remains out of financial reach for many U.S. families
Childcare expenses are too high for many families – accounting for roughly 8-19% of family income per child. Read our new report on childcare prices and use our interactive map to explore childcare costs in your area.
Secretary Walsh learns about Austria’s successful apprenticeship model
Following his appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh visited Austria, where he met with government and industry leaders to learn more about apprenticeship best practices.
Grant awarded to support worker rights
We’ve awarded $10 million to help support labor courts and worker rights in Mexico. The project will help state labor courts strengthen their capacity to ensure that labor cases – particularly those related to collective bargaining and fundamental rights – are resolved equitably, independently and efficiently.
Once again, OSHA finds Dollar General putting workers at risk
Following yet another inspection – this time at an Ohio Dollar General – OSHA investigators found the discount retailer continues to expose workers and others to blocked emergency exits and electrical panels, and dangerously stacked boxes.
Advancing equity through the Good Jobs Initiative
Through the Good Jobs Initiative, we’re doubling down on our commitment to advance job quality. Read our new blog series to learn more about the lessons we’ve learned when it comes to creating equitable access to good jobs as well as recommendations for our partners in this important work.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
A Minnesota in-home care provider must pay $1.6 million to 136 employees after investigators found the employer failed to pay overtime wages.
An Alabama plastics manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to a willful safety violation related to a worker’s 2017 death.
Register to participate in a webinar series on addressing human and labor trafficking.
A career helping others
Riquita Quarterman’s job is to make sure Americans receive their hard-earned retirement and health benefits. Read her story and learn about similar career opportunities.
A mining legacy
Seventeen years ago, two separate mine disasters galvanized changes leading to improved emergency responses at mines across the country.
OSHA cites USPS
OSHA found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to multiple health and safety hazards at three Tennessee facilities.
Combating human trafficking
Here are eight ways the Wage and Hour Division is implementing the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.
Join our Women's Bureau's upcoming webinar focusing on equity for black women in the workplace on Feb. 2.
Miner Safety and Health App now available in Spanish
In August 2022, our Mine Safety and Health Administration launched the Miner Safety and Health App for iOS and Android devices. This week, they rolled out an upgrade making mine safety and health information available in Spanish.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
💸 👶🏼 How expensive is #childcare where you live? Our new maps break it down county-by-county. Explore the maps and read our new report on childcare prices: dol.gov/agencies/wb/topics/childcare
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