September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Funding To The Cherokee Nation for Grant Responding to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant for the Cherokee Nation. The award of $1,998,834 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in communities across 14 counties included in the tribal jurisdiction that are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Renews Workplace Safety Alliances with Montana Contractors Association and Montana Contractors Compensation Fund

BILLINGS, MTThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed separate alliances with the Montana Contractors Association (MCA) and Montana Contractors Compensation Fund (MCCF) to address safety and health hazards at worksites throughout the state.

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes a New Rule to Protect Union Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would increase and enhance financial transparency for unions regulated by the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA).  

September 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Reports on International Child Labor And Forced Labor that Highlight China’s Labor Abuses

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today released a list of 17 goods produced in China under conditions of forced labor in violation of international standards. The list includes five new goods added in 2020 – including gloves, hair products, textiles, thread/yarn and tomato products – all of which are linked to state-sponsored forced labor by ethnic and Muslim minorities.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Buffalo, New York

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Buffalo, New York, where he met with local business and community leaders during a roundtable discussion on safely reopening the nation’s economy. Buffalo was the final stop in Secretary Scalia’s three-city tour, which included Cleveland, Ohio, and Erie, Pennsylvania, where he highlighted the Administration’s efforts to get Americans back to work safely.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $118 Million In Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of additional funding for 15 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) totaling $118,034,389 to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus public health emergency. This additional funding is being provided using the Dislocated Worker Grant National Reserve Funds.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Enhance Services to Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to further collaboration between the VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (VR&E) and the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Funding To Rhode Island for Grant Responding to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. The award of $1,329,657 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in communities across five counties, which are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.3 Million in Additional Funding To Rural Communities in California in Response to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding for an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) for the California Department of Employment Development. The award of $1,316,125 will provide continued employment and training services to eligible individuals in rural communities across nine counties, which are affected significantly by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development In Erie, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania, where he highlighted the Administration’s efforts to support the nation’s workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. The Secretary first visited PHB Inc., a fully integrated supplier of die casting parts, where he toured the facility and met with company leadership, employees and apprentices.

September 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $29 Million to Create Workforce Opportunities in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an award of $29 million to 27 grant recipients through the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) program, in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA).

September 29, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida, Employer to Pay Back Wages to Workers With Disabilities After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

JACKSONVILLE, FL After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Pine Castle Inc. – a Jacksonville, Florida, facility for adults with intellectual and development disabilities – will pay $14,487 in back wages to 48 employees for failing to meet the requirements of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Launches Hotline to Combat Race and Sex Stereotyping by Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has established a hotline and email address to receive and investigate complaints under existing Executive Order 11246 as well as Executive Order 13950, “Executive Order Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” issued on Sept. 22, 2020 by the President of the United States.

September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $4.1 Million to Increase Women Participation in Apprenticeship, Expand Job Opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $4.1 million in grant funding to help recruit, train and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

September 28, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Cleveland, Ohio

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss the economic recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary Scalia toured Fredon and met with company leadership, employees and apprentices to discuss economic recovery and building a stronger workforce through apprenticeships.

September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities to Join Online to Encourage Employers to Build Disability Inclusive Workforces

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in Atlanta, Georgia, announced it will hold a virtual symposium on Oct. 6, 2020, to promote inclusive workplaces for individuals with disabilities. The event coincides with October’s 75th annual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $8 million For Unemployment Insurance Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $8 million for three projects relating to Unemployment Insurance (UI). These projects will continue operations of the UI Integrity Center of Excellence, provide funding for the continued oversight of the UI Interstate Connection Network (ICON), and provide funding for the continued operations of the UI Information Technology Support Center (UI ITSC).

September 27, 2020

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening America’s Economy:

September 26, 2020

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding the President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

“Amy Coney Barrett is an admired teacher, scholar, and judge.  President Trump has selected a top-notch nominee of unquestioned ability and integrity.”

September 25, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $22 Million to Industry Intermediaries to Support Continued Apprenticeship Expansion and Opportunity

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded approximately $22 million in contract investments to 12 Industry Intermediaries to continue the Department’s efforts to expand the number of apprenticeship opportunities in growing sectors across the country.