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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.

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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 ›

20 of the Most Important Books for Economics before 1940

...and where you can read (most of) them without leaving your computer screen.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 23

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of June 23 are available.Read More ›

Electrical Apprenticeships: Opportunity Awaits

Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories. There are different types of electricians, inside electricians maintain and repair large motors, equipment, and control systems in businesses and factories. Residential electricians install wiring and troubleshoot electrical problems in peoples' homes.Read More ›

Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century

Did you know that nearly 400,000 apprenticeships are available nationwide in more than 1,000 occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor? The average starting salary for an apprentice is $50,000 and apprenticeships also connect education and work simultaneously. In many cases apprentices can gain industry-recognized credentials equivalent of a 2- or 4-year degree.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 16

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of June 16 are available.Read More ›

Modernizing Protections for Whistleblowers

This is the Department of Labor blog authored by Anthony Rosa, the Acting Deputy Director for Whistleblower Protection Programs. Anthony explains what must be done to update OSHA's whistleblower protection statute.Read More ›

UPS Partnership with Registered Apprenticeship Program Offers Employees Quality Assurance

This is the Department of Labor post authored by Patrick O'Leary, the human resources and veterans affairs manager for UPS. Patrick describes his company's partnership with the Labor Department's Employment and Training Adminisration's Registered Apprenticeship program, which works with state agencies to set standards for apprenticeship programs, ensure high-quality training and develop new programs. You can learn more about Registered Apprenticeship from the blog post, Apprenticeship 101: Earn While You Learn.Read More ›

Promoting Good Mental Health for Today's Workforce - and Tomorrow's

The author of this blog post is Rhonda Basha, the leader of the Office of Disability Employment Policy's (ODEP) Youth Policy Team. Rhonda writes about the department's efforts to help people with mental illnesses contribute their considerable skills and talent to America's workforce.Read More ›
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