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 was still undergoing extensive construction and expansion at the time the photo was taken. Dabancheng, Xinjiang, China, Sept. 4, 2018. Copyright: Thomas Peter, Reuters. Imagine a worker whose employer has canceled his

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OSHA at 50: Highlights of the First Five Decades

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is turning 50! On Dec. 29, 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for American’s workers. Since our agency’s launch, worker fatalities have decreased by about 60%, while work-related injuries and illnesses have decreased by nearly 80%. Although we have helped significantly reduce workplace

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Celebrating the First Step Act and Second Chances

On Dec. 21, many formerly incarcerated individuals and their families are celebrating the second anniversary of the First Step Act, which reformed federal prisonsand sentencing laws to reducerecidivism and mandatory minimums, expand rehabilitation efforts, and maintain public safety. Since President Trump signed it into law, thousands of federal prisoners have been released based on changes to good-time credits and others

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A Record Year for Securing Employee Benefits

The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is to ensure the security of the retirement, health and other workplace benefits of America’s workers and their families. During fiscal year 2020, EBSA recovered more than $3.1 billion in direct payments for employee benefit plans and their participants and beneficiaries – a record recovery. On average,

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What to Know About National Apprenticeship Week 2020

The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 8, to celebrate and promote the value of apprenticeship in creating career opportunities for hundreds of thousands of American workers each year and building a highly-skilled workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Over the past five years, stakeholders have hosted more than 4,000 events with more than

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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 training available, apprenticeship is remarkably flexible. It enables workers to earn a steady paycheck while receiving valuable on-the-job training in a wide range of industries while helping employers develop a highly-skilled

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at the Women’s Bureau

National Apprenticeship Week, held Nov. 8-14 this year, will celebrate apprenticeships and give businesses a chance to showcase programs and apprentices. In 2019, there were more than 25,000 women apprentices nationwide, making up 13% of the U.S. apprenticeship workforce. At the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, we are committed to expanding apprenticeship access and opportunities for working women. To kick

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How the Wage and Hour Division Serves Our Veterans

Veterans Day honors the countless Americans who have answered the call of duty and made tremendous sacrifices for their nation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is a proud supporter of veterans: Both within our ranks – 30% of WHD employees are veterans – and through enforcing wage and hour laws that benefit service members, veterans,

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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 would have loved to recognize our recipients in person, we were glad to create a presentation that they could share with their employees, customers and prospective employees. The HIRE

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