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Labor is changing to improve jobs

The budget blueprint, released Monday, would reform the Workforce Investment Act, which accounts for $10 billion of funding in the departments of Labor and Education, and supports nearly 3,000 career centers nationwide and a range of other services, the Office of Management and Budget said in a fact sheet.

Tags: mngt , DOL , Jane Oates , FY 2011 budget , budget

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 10:30am EST
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Labor demands USPS reform electrical safety

The request marks OSHA's first-ever call for enterprisewide changes. The department reprimands the Postal Service, calling their handling of the problem "irresponsible." USPS says they are a safe workplace, but vows to improve.

Tags: Postal Service , OSHA , USPS , workplace safety , Facilities , management , M. Patricia Smith , David Michaels , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 05:03pm EDT

OMB to dash(board) to better management

Chief performance officer Zients says agencies need to figure out and follow the best metrics to improve performance. Federal Performance Portal will be a one-stop shop for all agency measures that are being tracked through online dashboards.

Tags: management , Technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , Interior , Air Force , VA , Jonathan Breul , Robert Shea , IBM , Grant Thornton , SAVE award , 2011 budget , performance management , dashboards

Friday - 02/05/2010, 07:01pm EST
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Report: Labor Dept.'s green jobs program fell short of goals

A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found.

Tags: Solyndra , green energy , Chuck Grassley

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:14pm EDT

Labor wants apps for job hunters

The Labor Department is turning to the public for ideas to help people find jobs. Labor is offering up to $35,000 for an app that helps unemployed people find the right career path.

Tags: Collaboration Center , apps , Technology , unemployment

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 08:30am EDT

DOL recruits through benefits class

The Department of Labor is teaching classes on retirement and health benefits at Howard University. Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, tells Federal News Radio about the program and their hopes for recruiting.

Tags: DOL , Training , Howard University , pay & benefits , administration , Employee Benefits Security Administration , retirement , health benefits

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 11:44am EST
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Labor toolkit helps in disability hiring

The five-step online toolkit has tips for everything from creating a welcoming environment to do's and don'ts for interviews.

Tags: Kathy Martinez , disabilities , Barack Obama , executive order , hiring , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:17pm EDT
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OPM/Labor hiring event: the time is now

In October 2009, President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking initiative to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the Federal Workforce. Christine Griffin, Deputy Director at OPM, tells us about an upcoming career event.

Tags: P&B , disabilities , OPM , DOL , Christine Griffin , USAJobs , ODEP , career fair

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 10:40am EDT
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