US Department of Labor awards $1.7M incremental funding to Guam for grant supporting employment amid coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding of $1,767,172 to the Government of Guam’s Department of Administration to respond to the workforce needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the grant award allows participants to continue disaster-relief employment in positions addressing pandemic cleanup […]

OSHA signs alliance with South Dakota One Call, SDSU Engineering Extension Program to train, protect workers from excavation hazards

SIOUX FALLS, SD – To combat the dangers workers face in trenching operations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the South Dakota State University Engineering Extension Program and the South Dakota One Call Notification Board signed an alliance on Feb. 19, 2021, to train workers on excavation hazards. The two-year alliance […]

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending February 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 730,000, a decrease of 111,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 20,000 from 861,000 to 841,000. The 4-week moving average was 807,750, a decrease of 20,500 from the previous week’s revised average. […]

OSHA, Consulate General of Ecuador establish alliance to train Chicago-area Ecuadorian workers, protect them from job hazards

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Consulate General of Ecuador in Chicago have signed a two-year alliance to promote workplace safety and health, and share information on U.S. laws and standards, including those relating to workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Alliance […]