Jun 21 Making Workplace Safety a Family Affair
Body:  Riggio Valve is a family-owned small business in Bayonne, New Jersey, that performs rebuilding, welding, and machining services. Several years ago, owner and president Vin Riggio set out to improve his company’s workplace safety and he...
Jun 19 Trench Safety Stand Down: Protecting the American Workforce
Body:  Few people think about where their electricity or water comes from when they switch on a light or wash their dishes. However, Americans are on the job in trenches every day installing and repairing utility lines to ensure those conveni...
Jun 11 Ending Child Labor
Body:  ILAB’s Futuros Brillantes project is one of several DOL projects designed to root out child labor from coffee supply chains. Credit: Israel Carcamo for World Vision  Today, 152 million children are exploited worldwide through the deplo...
Jun 5 Ninety-Eight Years Later: Empowerment in the 21st Century Workforce
Body:    Women's Bureau Director Patricia Greene On June 5, 1920, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau was established to promote the welfare of wage-earning women and to help advance opportunities for gainful employment. At the time...
May 31 Honoring Our Military and their Family Members
Body:  blog-20180531-milspouse.png As we end National Military Appreciation Month, it is important to acknowledge our nation’s military spouses. They carry a full load of responsibilities at home while a service member is away, and frequently...
May 16 OSHA Leads National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls
Body:  More than 650 construction workers attended a National Safety Stand-Down event at the new D.C. United stadium. Over one-third of construction fatalities occurred due to falls from elevation in 2016. Every worker in America should retur...
May 15 A New Career in the Tech Industry
Body:    Yana recommends an apprenticeship for anyone seeking a career change. Yana Radenska was a teacher in Seattle when she first considered making a career change to the tech industry. Although she has a master’s degree and had dabbled wi...
May 11 Celebrating and Supporting America’s Hardworking Mothers
Body:  blog-20180511-mothersday.png   On Mother’s Day, we celebrate mothers across the United States who are shaping our current and future workforce. I’m a mom of three, and now a grandmother. I’m a military spouse, with my husband now retir...
May 8 Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2000, and 5 More Things You Should K...
Body:  You may have heard that the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent in April, for the first time since 2000 . Here are five more things you should know from the April 2018 Employment Situation report released last Friday by the Depar...
Apr 24 Hospitality Apprenticeship Offers Bostonian a Path to Success
Body:  Hadia Diallo of South Boston enrolled at Quincy Junior College after high school. To afford tuition, she worked – as a teacher’s assistant at a local after-school program, a visitor’s experience associate at the Boston Children’s Museu...
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