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Building Works: Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Building Works is a pre-apprenticeship training that prepares interested candidates for careers in the building trades. In partnership with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, the 3 month training is tuition-free and provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience preparing you for success in a union apprenticeship. Read More ›

Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Connie Ashbrook, Executive Director of Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. In her blog, she pointed out that the most challenging obstacle women have to overcome in becoming an apprentice in a trades career is a lack of knowledge about these careers and how to successfully apply for apprenticeship. She mentioned that according to Associated General Contractors of America, many firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill project manageror supervisor positions, equipment operators, carpenters, and laborers. Read More ›

Cultivating IT Talent Through Apprenticeships and Collaborations

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Steve Wiggins, executive vice president and chief information officer at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. In his blog Steve talked about the Registered Apprenticeship program of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina which equips apprentices with the technical skills needed to meet industry standards to work in-house and for other insurers and federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and TRICARE.Read More ›

A Pipeline of Well-Trained Talent: Year Up New York

Almost 6 million young adults in this country are facing social and economic injustice. They lack access to higher education and to the economic mainstream. On the other hand, our economy needs help, U.S. businesses need more and better trained talent to compete in today's global economy. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 28

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of July 28 are available.Read More ›

Employment First: A Key Component in Community Inclusion

This is the U.S. Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. Read More ›

Opportunities for Graduating Law Students from the U.S. DOL

This is a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Tom Perez talks about the Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor at the Labor Department on July 14, 2014.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 21

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of July 21 are available.Read More ›

Top 10 Careers for College Grads to Consider

This is the U.S. Department of Labor blog post authored by Lia Gallitano. These career paths were selected based off of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' data. For more information, please visit the Labor Department's Occupational Outlook Handbook.Read More ›

The Cooper Union's Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers

Founded in 1987 with the Bnai Zion Foundation, a non-profit, non partisan organization dedicated to assisting those in need both in America and in Israel, The Cooper Union's Immigrant Retraining Program offers approximately 20 introductory and high technology courses designed to help immigrant engineers learn computer and business skills necessary to secure professional employment in the United States. Read More ›

Weather Forecasters: Summer's Unsung Heroes

The following is the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Tom Perez's blog post, Weather Forecasters: Summer's Unsung Heroes.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 14

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of July 14 are available.Read More ›

Creating a Tech Talent Pipeline in New York City

During the opening session of Internet Week New York 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the keynote address in which he presented a set of reforms and initiatives that would change New York City into the most technology friendly and innovation-driven city in the world.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 7

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

June is Pride Month and the U.S. Department of Labor's Books that Shaped Work in America project is highlighting books that explore the relationship between work and the LGBT experience. New additions to the list, which include Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" and Brian McNaught's "Gay Issues in the Workplace," show how members of the LGBT community advocated for greater protections against discrimination and harassment while demonstrating the societal and economic benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workplace.  


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Justice and Identity

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by the Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on June 30, 2014.  In his blog he asserted that our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest and the American Dream excludes no one.

As we celebrate Pride Month and approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Labor Department is reaffirming its commitment to equal opportunity for all. That’s why we are updating enforcement protocols and anti-discrimination 

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Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 30

The New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Police Department will present a recruitment information session for School Safety Officer, Traffic Enforcement and Police Officer on Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:00  am - 2:00 pm, at the Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center at 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor, (Classroom #1), Bronx, N.Y. 10458.


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Top 5 Careers for Women to Consider in 2014

The following is the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics blog post authored by Lia Gallitano.  According to the U.S. labor statistics, Lia presents top 5 careers for female job seekers and career changers to consider in 2014.  These top 5 careers are Actuary, Advertising, Promotions, Marketing Managers, Computer System Analyst, Dental Hygienist and Postsecondary Education Administrator.

Looking for a new job? Thinking about switching careers? recently created 

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Presidential Proclamation - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014

Lesian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United State. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. Read More ›

"Same Struggle, Different Difference" - Opportunities for Togetherness

June is Pride Month, and in his June 19 post on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog site, Dylan Orr, Chief of Staff for the Office of Disability Employment Policy, draws parallels between the LGBTQ+ and disability communities in terms of struggle and support.Read More ›
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