DOL Newsletter

Hurricane Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor has initially committed up to $40 million in Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant funding to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in disaster response efforts after Hurricane Irma. Check our hurricane recovery page for updates on how to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.

Job Openings

BLS reported 6.2 million job openings in July. By expanding demand-driven education and apprenticeships, more Americans will have the ability to succeed in these jobs.

Storm Support

In Miami, Florida, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta met with volunteers and first responders who are assisting with cleanup and recovery.

Wage Agreement

The Wage and Hour Division and an RV manufacturer have reached an agreement to resolve wage violations.

Overtime Fix

A Midwest health care management company agreed to resolve overtime violations at facilities in three states.


Jobless Claims

New data show initial jobless claims dropped by 14,000 to 284,000 this week.

Changes Proposed

MSHA proposed changes to a final rule on workplace exams in metal/nonmetal mines.

Pay Corrected

A Detroit hospital has paid $90,004 to resolve overtime and recordkeeping violations.


Building a Future

This is why Emily Williams says: “Every day I am excited to get to work.”