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Partners Across the Nation Celebrate Youth Apprenticeship Week

Thanks to the efforts of Department of Labor partners all across the country, Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW) was a huge success! Employers, apprentices, apprenticeship graduates, education providers, labor organizations, community-based organizations, government officials, industry associations and workforce leaders together held over 420 events. All 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico hosted over 682,600 attendees. States,

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How we’re implementing the National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

On May 25, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration published the United States’ first-everNational Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, laying out whole-of-government action steps that will move us closer to ending gender-based violence in the U.S. To fulfill the vision of the National Plan, agencies across the federal government committed to concrete actions to strengthen prevention of and response to gender-based violence.

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I Am DOL: Derek Smith Ensures Civil Rights and Fair Workplaces

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. Derek Smith, an investigator in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, helps make sure federal contractors meet legal requirements to take affirmative action and to not discriminate against workers

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Business Ownership, Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Among People with Disabilities

Small businesses are the engine of the American economy. They employ just under half of all U.S. workers and comprise more than 99% of businesses. Both small-business ownership and self-employment are important avenues to economic empowerment, particularly for people with disabilities. For many disabled workers, entrepreneurship allows greater access, freedom and flexibility at work. By owning their own business, people

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How a Young Lawyer’s Mental Health Journey Fuels Her Advocacy Work

At the U.S. Department of Labor, we’re committed to fostering and promoting the welfare of all workers—including their mental well-being. As part of our effort, we seek to learn the lived experiences of the people we serve. To acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month this May, DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy sat down with Marissa Ditkowsky, disability economic justice counsel

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Mind and Body: Supporting Women’s Health

Beginning on Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week highlights the importance of women prioritizing our own health needs. For many women, particularly mothers and other caregivers, the daily juggle of family responsibilities and career demands often leads to not prioritizing our own well-being. It’s not uncommon for women to put the needs of our families and jobs before our own,

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Healing as Learning at Newport News YouthBuild

Preparing for a job requires education and training, which means developing skills and strategies to solve problems and cope with challenges. The Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas’ (VOACC) team who facilitate Newport News YouthBuild know that the ability to effectively solve problems and overcome challenges is heavily impacted by a person’s mental health and well-being. And their holistic approach

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A Closer Look: Labor-Management Cooperation in Europe

Many workers around the world celebrated Labor Day (or International Workers Day) on May 1, including those in most countries that make up continental Europe. In honor of that day of solidarity, we’re taking a look at how unions and labor-management cooperation in Europe compare with the labor landscape in the U.S. Partly due to Europe’s economic base being

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