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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.

The 

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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? CareerCast.com 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 ›

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 ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 9

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of June 9 are available.Read More ›

Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Opportunities in New York City

Did you know that the City of New York is seeking 1,000 talented early childhood educators by fall 2014 to lead high quality pre-K classrooms in public school and community-based early childhood centers across the City?Read More ›

From Vassar to the Discovery of the Higgs Particle: Sau Lan Wu's Commencement Address

On May 25, 2014, professor Sau Lan Wu addressed the 150th commencement ceremony of Vassar College. She is the first research scientist in 23 years and the first physicist ever to deliver a Vassar commencement address.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 2

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of June 2 are available.Read More ›

Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking (ATTAIN) 2014 Summer Institute

Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking (ATTAIN) 2014 Summer Institute offers Free Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 Certificate training.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 26

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of May 26 are available.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 19

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of May 19 are available.Read More ›

Shelly Saves the Future: A Story of Career Development - An Informational Comic

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and its research partners have found that Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)  positively impact all youth's self-determination, leadership abilities, and awareness of career opportunities.  In this info-comic, high school senior Shelly learns how to take charge of her future by using an ILP.

Shelly Saves The Future (pdf)

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