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U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Announces Job Openings

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is hiring 45 new investigators and 15 new wage and hour technicians. Positions are available throughout the country, with new employees expected to onboard by March 31, 2020.

WHD investigators conduct investigations to determine employers’ compliance with applicable laws, while technicians provide front-line support for these efforts, receive and evaluate incoming complaints, and often provide compliance information directly to stakeholders.

“Increased staffing levels will allow the Wage and Hour Division to more effectively level the playing field for employers while protecting the wages of even more workers,” said Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton. “We are thrilled to announce these immediate openings, and anticipate adding additional staff throughout the year.”

In Fiscal Year 2019, WHD collected a record-setting $322 million in wages owed to workers. The agency also conducted a record-setting 3,700 outreach events to educate employers and workers alike about their workplace rights and responsibilities.

The department encourages applicants to visit to review the job announcements and to apply.

WHD’s mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Wage and Hour Division
January 6, 2020
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Media Contact: Emily Weeks
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