Data Spotlight: Employment of Women with Disabilities in Skilled Trade Professions

How many women with disabilities are working in skilled trade positions? As we’ve stated before, a core goal of the Biden Administration’s Good Jobs Initiative is to increase equitable pathways to good jobs in infrastructure for underrepresented groups, including women, people of color and individuals with disabilities. Supporting this goal requires an understanding of these groups’ representation in skilled trade

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Mandatory Arbitration Won’t Stop Us from Enforcing the Law

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to stop Advanced Care Staffing – a Brooklyn, New York, healthcare staffing provider – from illegally requiring employees to repay earned wages if they do not work for the employer for three years. The lawsuit asserts that ACS used terms it added

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Advancing Fairness for Federal Firefighters Sickened on the Job

A 2022 policy change and the creation of a special claims unit have helped federal firefighters like Ben Elkind with their occupational disease claims. A wildland firefighter and smokejumper with the U.S. Forest Service, Ben’s claim was accepted due to his high-risk employment, duration of exposure and the timeframe from exposure to diagnosis. New policy updates will help more workers

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Rising Rates of Black Lung Underscore Need for Strong Federal Black Lung Program

En Español New research shows black lung disease is on the rise among modern coal miners. A recent study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the University of Illinois Chicago found that modern coal miners, particularly those in Central Appalachia, are more likely than their predecessors to die from CWP, COPD and lung cancer. The

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Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program Helps Native American Veteran Get Back on His Feet

Wil Lowe is no stranger to adversity. After graduating from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Boarding School, he started pursuing a college degree, but the desire to serve his country was too strong. He put his educational goals on hold to join the Marine Corps and served honorably for nine years. While he reflects fondly of his time with the Corps,

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Working Women: Data from the Past, Present and Future

For Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on working women in the labor force from the past, present and future. Past The entrance of women into the workforce has influenced the labor force participation rate over the last several decades. Historically, women’s labor force participation rate has increased overall since 1948, peaking in 1999

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Youth Employment Works

Last week, we launched the Youth Employment Works strategy to set a clear vision for young people in the workforce system and its public and private sector partners. This work is urgent and necessary to promote high quality career pathways for young workers to ensure they are prepared and empowered to engage in a dynamic labor market full of opportunities.

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