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U.S. Department of Labor
January 21, 2022
Good Jobs Initiative aims to improve jobs around the country
Addressing the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will announce the department’s Good Jobs Initiative, an effort we’re leading to help improve job quality across the economy.
WATCH: Secretary Walsh’s speech live at 1:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 21.
New grants page has information on department funding opportunities
We launched a new grants page to help you find funding opportunities, learn how to apply and see our grants in action. Bookmark the site to follow new grant announcements.
One year into the Biden-Harris administration, employment is up and workers are protected
On the one-year anniversary of the Biden-Harris administration, Secretary Walsh reflected on 12 months of progress for America’s workers.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
We recovered $270,984 in back wages and damages for 166 workers after the West Virginia skilled nursing care facility that employed them failed to pay overtime as required by law.
We’re advancing equity in unemployment insurance with data and new partnerships.
The Wage and Hour Division has held listening sessions across the country to get feedback on fulfilling its mission of protecting essential workers.
The Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity launched with a roundtable discussion reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
OSHA cited a Florida company for exposing workers to heat hazards after a worker died clearing brush in Apalachicola National Forest with temperatures near 100 degrees.