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Social Web partnership to connect unemployed with jobs

Social Web partnership to connect unemployed with jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced an innovative partnership that leverages the combined audience and expertise of officials from the U.S. Department of Labor, Facebook, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of Colleges and Employers to provide crucial employment resources to job seekers through […]

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Labor Department launches economic, employment statistics app

Labor Department launches economic, employment statistics app

MEDIA RELEASE The most up-to-date employment data and economic news releases from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and its Employment and Training Administration now can be viewed using a new mobile application. The free app displays real-time updates to the unemployment rate, Unemployment Insurance initial claims, the Consumer Price Index, payroll […]

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Grants to help transition from justice facilities to workforce

Grants to help transition from justice facilities to workforce

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Labor has announced 15 grants totaling $20 million through the Civic Justice Corps program to help formerly incarcerated individuals ages 18-24 reconnect with their communities and find pathways to success through community service and educational opportunities. “The grants will directly support young people looking to improve their skills and […]

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Solis on January employment numbers

Solis on January employment numbers

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the January 2011 Employment Situation report: “The unemployment rate declined by 0.4 percent to 9.0 percent, down 0.8 percent in the last two months. The private sector added 50,000 jobs, and revisions indicate 1.1 million jobs were added in 2010. While there […]

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Solis on the extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits

Solis on the extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement regarding the extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits: “President Obama has said that Americans don’t expect Washington to solve their problems, but they rightfully expect government to work for them — not against them. I agree. “Over the last week, our federal legislators […]

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Statements on Senate failure to pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Statements on Senate failure to pass Paycheck Fairness Act

MEDIA RELEASE Statement by the President on the Paycheck Fairness Act “I am deeply disappointed that a minority of Senators have prevented the Paycheck Fairness Act from finally being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. “This bill passed in the House almost two years ago; today, it had 58 votes to move […]

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Solis on July employment numbers

Solis on July employment numbers

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the July 2010 Employment Situation report: “This past July, the economy gained 71,000 jobs in the private sector. Overall, employment declined by 131,000, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent. This year we’ve seen the creation of 630,000 private […]

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Stiffer penalties for illegal employment of children

Stiffer penalties for illegal employment of children

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the implementation of tougher penalties against employers that illegally employ child workers. “Protecting our youngest workers is one of this department’s top priorities. Employers who hire children too young to work will face stiffer penalties,” Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said. “Work is not child’s […]

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Solis on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Solis on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement regarding Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: “As your secretary of labor, it is an honor to commemorate and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have faced challenges and struggles here in the United […]

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Villarreal named DOL regional representative

Villarreal named DOL regional representative

MEDIA RELEASE Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced the appointment of Alicia Villarreal as her regional representative in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii. Villarreal will be based in Los Angeles, Calif. “I’m delighted to welcome Alicia to the Labor Department team,” Solis said. “She brings more than 20 years of impressive legal […]

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COBRA: Up to 400,000 to lose benefits this month

COBRA: Up to 400,000 to lose benefits this month

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Labor has released state-by-state figures on the number of individuals who will lose their unemployment benefits in the coming days if Congress fails to extend unemployment insurance benefits. If Emergency Unemployment Compensation and full federal funding for the Extended Benefit program are not extended, 400,000 Americans will lose unemployment […]

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