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.

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.

July 24, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Kicks off National Childcare Reopening Tour in Denver, Colorado

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Director of the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau Laurie Todd-Smith traveled to Denver, Colorado, with Senator Cory Gardner and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump underscoring the importance of childcare as the nation’s economy safely reopens.

July 15, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Public Input on Effectiveness And Impact of Paid Family Leave on Women and Families

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Request for Information regarding the impact of paid family and medical leave on America’s workforce.

July 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $4.1 Million in Funds to Support Women’s Participation In Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Occupations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $4.1 million in grants available to community organizations to recruit, mentor, train and retain more women in quality apprenticeship programs, and to help those women pursue successful careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, healthcare and other industries.

June 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Marks 100th Anniversary of Women’s Bureau

WASHINGTON, DC Today, the U.S. Department of Labor commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Bureau. This centennial celebration is a recognition of the only federal agency focused exclusively on working women.

January 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Celebrates Women’s Bureau Centennial Anniversary, Announces Plans to Mark Century of Achievements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor is commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Women’s Bureau – one of the department’s longest-serving agencies – with a yearlong celebration that marks its establishment in 1920. 

November 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week Continues With National Summit on Women in Apprenticeship

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of National Apprenticeship Week activities, the U.S. Department of Labor today hosted over 200 stakeholders from around the country at the National Summit on Women in Apprenticeship at the Department's headquarters in Washington D.C.

October 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Dr. Laurie Todd-Smith As Director of the Women’s Bureau

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Dr. Laurie Todd-Smith is now the Director of the Department's Women Bureau.

"Dr. Laurie Todd-Smith has dedicated her life to delivering crucial workforce education in her community," said U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia. "As we approach the 100-year celebration of the Women's Bureau, Dr. Todd-Smith will play a leading role in shaping our continued efforts to help women enter and succeed in the American workforce."

September 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Awards of Grants To Help Women Affected by the Opioid Crisis Re-enter Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the awards of nearly $2.5 million in grant funding to organizations in five states to help women affected by the opioid crisis to re-enter the workforce.

August 28, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $1.5 Million to Increase Apprenticeship Participation, Expand Job Opportunities for American Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $1.5 million in grant funding to organizations in Illinois, Virginia, and Wisconsin to help recruit, train, and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The grants will help women pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, health care, and other industries.

The 2019 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant recipients are:

July 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces $2.5 Million To Support Women Affected by Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new grant program to help women affected by the opioid crisis re-enter the workforce. The Re-Employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) grant will award $2.5 million to organizations that assist in providing coordinated, employment-focused services to women.

June 7, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $1.5 Million in Funds to Support Women in Apprenticeship, Expand Job Opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $1.5 million in grant funding available to recruit, mentor, train, and retain more women in quality apprenticeship programs and pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and health care, among other industries.

April 24, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Departure Of Women’s Bureau Director Patricia G. Greene

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced Women's Bureau Director Patricia G. Greene will be returning to the private sector effective April 26, 2019.

"For a year and a half as Director of the Women's Bureau, Dr. Patti Greene has led the Women's Bureau mission to support America's working women, and ensure that they have access to good, family-sustaining jobs," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. "We are grateful for her service, and wish her success in her future endeavors."

March 1, 2019

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement regarding Women's History Month:

"Women's History Month is a celebration of women who succeed in every corner of the American economy. The Department of Labor is especially honored to have the first woman member of the President's Cabinet, Frances Perkins.

"As we commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage, we recognize the women who are making history today by breaking barriers and thriving in leadership roles throughout our nation."