U.S. Department of Labor
October 1, 2021
A new report shows that COVID-19 and associated economic stress are increasing the risk of child labor around the world.
- Read the 2021 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report
- Read what we’re doing to protect children
- Find child labor data with our Better Trade Tool
We’ve awarded $195.7 million in grants to help 58 states and territories and the District of Columbia to detect and combat fraud in their unemployment insurance programs.
In a video encouraging Americans to register to vote on National Voter Registration Day, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said, “The most powerful tool a worker has is their voice, and voting is one of the most important ways workers have used their voice to empower themselves and their communities.” Visit www.vote.gov to find out how to register in your state.
We issued more than $97 million in workforce development grants this week, including:
- $29 million to provide employment and training services in the Appalachian region and Lower Mississippi Delta
- $68 million in grants to support workforce systems in marginalized communities
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Join us in celebrating the role of disability employment in powering an inclusive recovery.
Health and safety grants will provide essential training
We awarded more than $23 million in health and safety grants this week, including:
- $1 million in Brookwood-Sago grants for mine safety education and training
- Another $10.5 million to support mine safety and health training
- $11.6 million to educate workers and employers on workplace safety and health
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
With more support, less stigma and creative outreach, here’s how Job Corps supports their students’ mental health.
The Biden-Harris administration issued an interim final rule to continue implementing the No Surprises Act, a consumer protection law that helps curb the practice known as “surprise billing” for medical care.
Owners of two New Jersey car washes and an oil change shop must pay 45 employees $325,000 after investigators found they failed to pay minimum wage and overtime.
A Highmark Health subsidiary has agreed to pay $410,000 to resolve alleged compensation discrimination found in a federal compliance evaluation.
For the seventh year in a row, none of the nation’s 12,000 mining operations met the criteria for one of MSHA’s toughest enforcement tools, its pattern of violations screening.
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Get paid work experience, classroom instruction and a portable, nationally-recognized credential with an apprenticeship.
Women’s Bureau Deputy Director Analilia Mejia breaks down statistics on the state of Hispanic women in the U.S. workforce.
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