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News: April 6, 2018

 

Since election day 2016, job creators have added nearly 3,000,000 new jobs.

A Strong Economy

For six consecutive months, the unemployment rate has stayed at 4.1 percent, BLS reported. The economy added 103,000 jobs in March, with notable gains in manufacturing, and mining and logging.

 

Closing the Skills Gap

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta's ongoing efforts to strengthen the American workforce took him to Iowa this week, where he met with Governor Kim Reynolds, toured schools offering work-based learning programs, discussed efforts to expand apprenticeship opportunities, and spoke at the 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit.

Closing the Skills Gap

 

Infrastructure Careers

Infrastructure Careers

In an op-ed this week, Secretary Acosta described how President Trump's infrastructure proposal will create opportunities for Americans to advance their careers while building a stronger foundation for the nation.

 

Transitioning to Jobs

The Department has announced an $82.5 million investment to help Americans exiting incarceration learn the skills needed to re-enter the workforce.

Transitioning to Jobs

 

In Case You Missed It

Hurricane Wages

Pay Restored

$5 Million Recovered

Hurricane Wages

Eleven Florida roofing companies will pay $239,893 in back wages to 259 employees following Hurricane Irma rebuilding efforts.

Pay Restored

An Atlanta-based staffing and consulting contractor will pay $354,978 in back wages to 14 employees for violating wage and hour laws.

$5 Million Recovered

The Department has recovered $5 million in back wages and damages for 1,471 employees at Houlihan's franchises in New Jersey and New York.

Construction Fatality

Concrete Workers Paid

Fraud Conviction

Construction Fatality

OSHA has cited a New Jersey construction company for safety violations after an employee was fatally injured while working on a Camden waterfront construction project.

Concrete Workers Paid

A Wage and Hour Division investigation led to a New York court ordering a concrete company to pay employees $412,000 in back wages and damages.

Fraud Conviction

A general foreman at Port Elizabeth was sentenced to prison and must pay $749,000 in restitution for salary fraud after a Department investigation.

 

DOL Working For You

In-Demand Skills

In-Demand Skills

Electrical apprenticeships have launched careers for three generations of this Georgia family.

 

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