January 24, 2023

Child care remains out of financial reach for many families, US Department of Labor data shows

WASHINGTON – The newly launched National Database of Childcare Prices, which provides childcare prices in 2,360 U.S. counties, shows that childcare expenses are untenable for families throughout the country and highlights the urgent need for greater federal investments, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.

September 23, 2022

READOUT: US Department of Labor, Cornell University co-host ‘Equity in Focus Summit’ in Washington

WASHINGTON At the “Equity in Focus Summit” at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, speakers and panelists discussed the importance of gender and racial equity in policymaking and workforce development. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

August 4, 2022

US Department of Labor begins initiative highlighting maternal health, workplace protections for expectant, new mothers in August

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor will begin a series of events in August to highlight the importance of maternal health and workplace protections for expectant and new mothers as the country marks National Breastfeeding Month.  

June 30, 2022

Readout: US Department of Labor webinar discusses gender-based discrimination, violence, harassment; barriers to women’s fair rights, equal opportunities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor marked the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 with a roundtable discussion at its “Celebrating Title IX” webinar hosted by the department’s Women’s Bureau.

June 24, 2022

Statement by Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon on the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

June 24, 2022

Statement by Secretary Walsh on US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“The U.S. Supreme Court today overturned decades of constitutional precedent, now allowing states to ban or significantly restrict access to abortion. This decision means that women across the country will lose access to necessary reproductive medical care.

May 18, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $2M funding opportunity to help women workers who earn low wages learn about labor rights, benefits

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity of $2 million for up to eight grants to help women who earn low wages to learn about and access their employment rights and benefits.

February 10, 2022

US Department of Labor seeks to advance equity for Black women facing lower wages, less opportunity exacerbated by the pandemic

CHICAGO ‒ Those questioning the need for equity among Black women in the workforce should look no further than a 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ survey that found they earn just 63 cents for every dollar white men earn, and that they experienced a nearly 5 percent rate of job loss during the pandemic.

November 16, 2021

US Department of Labor opens online dialogue with stakeholders to expand access among underrepresented communities to Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an online dialogue with stakeholders to increase access to Registered Apprenticeships for job seekers in underrepresented communities.

Conversation and ideas shared will help develop and shape future Registered Apprenticeship programs and funding opportunities, and foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

September 20, 2021

US Department of Labor awards $2M in grants to support awareness, use of employment rights, benefits by low-income, marginalized women

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $2 million in grant funding to organizations to develop partnerships with community-based organizations and other non-profits to conduct outreach to low-income and marginalized women workers to help them understand and exercise their rights and benefits in the workplace.

September 9, 2021

US Department of Labor announces $3.3M in grants to expand job opportunities for women in apprenticeships, nontraditional occupations

PHILADELPHIA - In a ceremony today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty J. Walsh announced $3.3 million in grant funding to help recruit, train and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs as well as nontraditional occupations. The event, hosted by Per Scholas Inc., included remarks from the Secretary, Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon and two graduates of Per Scholas’ technical skills training program.

June 22, 2021

US Department of Labor announces dialogue to promote employment equity for women workers

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor announced today’s launch of a national online dialogue to gather ideas to improve labor outcomes for women, especially economically disadvantaged women. The dialogue will be open until July 9.

June 15, 2021

US Department of Labor announces funding availability of $1.5M in grants to better inform women about labor rights, benefits

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1.5 million funding opportunity available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to develop partnerships with community-based organizations and other non-profits to conduct outreach to women workers to help them understand and exercise their rights and benefits in the workplace. The fund will support up to six grants.

April 26, 2021

US Department of Labor announces $3.5M funding opportunity to place more women in Registered Apprenticeships, nontraditional occupations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity of $3.5 million for up to 10 grants to increase and retain the number of women in quality Registered Apprenticeship Programs and nontraditional occupations such as those in the manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity and healthcare industries.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor opens national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor is extending an invitation to teens, parents, educators, employers and other interested stakeholders to join a national online dialogue through April 30 to gather ideas on how the department can connect with teens better.