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Engaging the Workforce System to Enhance Job Quality

Brent Parton Good jobs bring workers into the labor market and companies are realizing that providing good quality jobs make them an employer of choice, maintaining a competitive advantage in recruitment, retention, and the execution of their company’s mission. In today’s labor market where employers are working hard to attract and retain new talent and engage nontraditional populations such as

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DOL-Timesheet App: Now Available in Spanish!

Lee en Español The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (WHD) is committed to providing resources to empower workers and tools that help employers comply with wage and hour requirements. The free DOL-Timesheet App is now available in Spanish on Android and Apple devices. Thanks to collaboration between the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Office of

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Honoring the Impact of Mentoring, Today and Every Day 

January is National Mentoring Month, an annual celebration of the powerful role mentors play in helping young people across the U.S. shape and achieve their aspirations, every day of every month. While mentoring can benefit all youth, research indicates that it can be especially powerful for those who face barriers to education, training and employment, including people with disabilities and

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OCIO: What We’ve Accomplished and a Preview of 2023

2022 was an impactful year for the Department of Labor’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. As American workers faced complexities bought on by a global pandemic, we continued to build on the momentum from previous years and innovate IT solutions to support the Department of Labor’s mission. Here are a few highlights: Our teams worked hard to raise the

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8 Ways the Wage and Hour Division is Combating Human Trafficking

Human trafficking continues to be a devastating reality across the globe – and in the United States. In fact, workers who were victims of human trafficking produce some of the goods and services we enjoy every day, concealed by fraud, illegal enterprise and intimidation. The National Human Trafficking Hotline received 10,359 reports of trafficking situations in 2021, involving an estimated

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I am DOL: Riquita Quarterman on Having a Fulfilling Career

Editor’s note: In our “I Am DOL” series, we’re highlighting employees who work in a wide range of roles at the Department of Labor but who all share a passion for public service. Stay tuned for more stories, and explore current job openings at the department today. Riquita Quaterman, supervisor of the Quality Assurance Unit in the Employee Benefits Security

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Leveraging Federal Dollars to Create Good Jobs

Working to increase job quality is central to the U.S. Department of Labor’s mission, and we have long focused on administering and leveraging federal dollars to create good jobs. For example, the department’s Employment Training Administration, Women’s Bureau and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service all operate grant programs that fund projects supporting equitable workforce development pathways into good jobs. The

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There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Advancing Job Quality and Equity

As part of the Good Jobs Initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor helps other federal agencies improve equity and job quality through formal partnerships. And through these partnerships, we’ve learned that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating equitable pathways to good jobs. That’s because every agency has its own unique advantages to incentivizing better jobs and equitable workforce

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