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Department of Labor: Investing in Apprenticeships; Leading on Leave; Meet Dolly

Friday, September 11, 2015  
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Apprenticeship:
Jobs for the future

Apprenticeships are critical to the strength of our nation’s workforce and our economy, and we are investing in apprenticeship. The department is awarding$175 million to 46 granteesacross the country to develop or expand apprenticeships in high-growth industries. It’s a cutting-edge investment, creating opportunity for thousands.

 

Lead on Leave:
Taking the next step

About 40 million Americans are not able to earn or accrue paid sick time. But, as Secretary of Labor Tom Perez notes, the government can be amodel for change. A new presidential executive order requires federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year.

 

Cost of Doing Nothing

 

 

 

 

Blog Highlights

Working to Become Americans

Veterans employment

Efforts to connect veterans with jobs are paying off. The veterans unemployment rate has declined to4.2 percent.

 

Young Workers' Rights

New Belgium Brewing

A company that has agreat business modelthat gives workers a critical voice.

 

August jobs report

The recovery continues, with the addition of173,000 jobs. That's 66 consecutive months of private sector job growth.



DOL Working For You

Cannon Goodwill

 

A Good(will) transition

James Cannon had trouble finding a good job after leaving the Army; he even cleaned hotels to make ends meet. Then a serious illness left him unemployed. But thanks to a hand up from Goodwill, he’s now using his skills to support himself and help others.

Read his story.

 

 

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