Feb 23 ODEP at 20: Driving Change through Accessible Technology
ODEP at 20: Driving Change through Accessible Technology A worker with a visual impairment uses accessible technology on the job. When I start work each morning, the first thing I do is open my laptop. The screen flicks on, displaying the seal of ...
Feb 22 Helping Working Black Women Reach Their Full Potential in the Workp...
Helping Working Black Women Reach Their Full Potential in the Workplace Joan’s mother, father and two oldest brothers in 1944. Her mother worked as a maid prior to having children and her father was a laborer. Recently, I was invited to speak at a...
Feb 9 A More Inclusive Economy is Key to Recovery
A More Inclusive Economy is Key to Recovery The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% in January 2021, according to the latest Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many workers are still in crisis and we know that the lates...
Feb 5 Helping the Economy by Helping Workers
Helping the Economy by Helping Workers     Today’s report shows that our economy is still in crisis. In the spring of 2020, the economy lost 22 million jobs, and more than half of those jobs have yet to be recovered. Across all sectors of the econ...
Jan 28 ODEP at 20: Driving Change and Creating Opportunity
ODEP at 20: Driving Change and Creating Opportunity Editor’s note: This blog post is the first in a series celebrating ODEP’s 20 th anniversary in 2021. For those of us in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy , thi...
Jan 11 New COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits: Answering Common Questions
New COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits: Answering Common Questions In March 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided Americans with new and expanded unemployment insurance (UI) benefits i...
Jan 5 Combating Human Trafficking in China
Combating Human Trafficking in China *Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.  This "vocational skills education center," situated between regional capital Ürümqi and tourist spot Turpan, is among the largest known ones and w...
Nov 11 HIRE Vets Medallion Award 2020: Are You On The List?
HIRE Vets Medallion Award 2020: Are You On The List? This week I had the opportunity to host the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service HIRE Vets Medallion Awards Ceremony honoring the 675 awardees for 2020. While we ...
Nov 9 Inclusive Apprenticeships: Connecting Employers and Career Seekers
Inclusive Apprenticeships: Connecting Employers and Career Seekers Nov. 8-14 is National Apprenticeship Week, an annual celebration of a proven training model that benefits employers and workers alike. Despite being one of the oldest forms of job ...
Oct 23 NDEAM 2020: Building a Future That Works
NDEAM 2020: Building a Future That Works This October is the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which happens to fall in the same year as we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabil...
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