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Military services cite advances in credentialing members for civilian jobs

An early series of pilot programs to translate military skills to private-sector credentials has blossomed into hundreds of projects across the military services, officials said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , Department of Labor , workforce , Congress , Keith Boring , J.R. Breeding , Reed Hudgins , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 04:16am EDT

Labor raises minimum wage for feds, contractors

Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez has issued a rule to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. The higher level applies to new federal construction and service contracts beginning Jan. 1.

Tags: pay , minimum wage , Department of Labor

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:50pm EDT

Veterans' unemployment edges down but remains high

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Tags: VA , unemployment , veterans unemployment , September 11 , Teresa Gerton , Labor Department , Economic Policy Institute

Friday - 03/21/2014, 02:30pm EDT

Senate Democrats put off vote on Labor nominee

Tags: Labor , nominees , people

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 07:28am EDT

Obama nominates Justice official for top Labor slot

Seeking to fill another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama nominated Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor.

Tags: Labor , DoJ , Hilda Solis , Barack Obama

Monday - 03/18/2013, 11:52am EDT

Agencies' Section 508 compliance mixed, survey finds

The survey found lack of resources, awareness and training were the most common challenges in complying with Section 508. Fifteen percent of agency components said they could not identify any challenges to 508 compliance.

Tags: DoJ , Section 508 , disabilities , Technology , accessibility , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:52pm EDT