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News: February 1, 2018

 

State of the Union

State of the Union

After attending the State of the Union Address, Secretary Acosta issued a statement, saying: "In the President's first year in office, the U.S. economy created over 2 million jobs; unemployment fell to 4.1%, a 17-year low; and Americans’ retirement savings have benefited from dramatic gains, fueled by a 42% increase in the stock market since Election Day 2016."

 

Secretary Visits Georgia

Secretary Visits Georgia

In Atlanta, Georgia, Secretary Acosta visited the Home Depot headquarters, where he discussed tax reform and efforts to improve workforce skills. His stops also included a visit to the Department's regional office.

 

Best Places to Work

The Partnership for Public Service recognized the Department as the Most Improved Large Federal Agency over the Past Five Years.

Best Places to Work

 

African American History Month

African American History Month

Secretary Acosta issued a statement recognizing the start of National African American History Month.

 

In Case You Missed It

Wage Settlement

Fatal Fire

Safety Penalties

Wage Settlement

A Maine bakery agreed to pay $94,167 in back wages, damages, and penalties to settle H-2B visa, child labor, and wage violations.

Fatal Fire

Following a fatal fire and explosion at an oil and gas facility, OSHA cited four Colorado employers for safety and health hazards.

Safety Penalties

After a Georgia auto parts manufacturer employee suffered a finger amputation, OSHA proposed the maximum allowable penalty.

Workplace Safety

Unpaid Overtime

Safety Violations

Workplace Safety

After a temporary employee's hand was amputated, OSHA cited a food manufacturer and staffing agency.

Unpaid Overtime

The owner of 10 Orange County residential care facilities will pay 72 employees a total of $173,539 for unpaid overtime.

Safety Violations

OSHA cited an Illinois pallet manufacturer after an employee was injured while conducting equipment maintenance.

 

DOL Working For You

Financial Security and Lifelong Skills

Financial Security and Lifelong Skills

Pipefitting, grinding, welding, building — it's all in a day's work for Ginger Pike, thanks to an apprenticeship that connected her to a job she loves.

 

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