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MSHA Honors America’s Miners

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:26am
MSHA Honors America’s Miners

On National Miners Day, America honors the 325,000 men and women who work in nearly 13,000 surface and underground mines across the United States.

 

The hard work of America’s miners helps keep our nation strong and prosperous. Just as we rely on farmers to provide the food we put on our tables, Americans depend on miners to extract raw materials for products we use in our everyday lives. That includes coal that is used to power our nation’s homes, businesses, and steel mills; silicates and feldspars used to manufacture glass; and bauxite that is used for aluminum making.

 

The Trump Administration is committed to the health and safety of miners. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), which I lead, works each day to prevent mining accidents, illnesses, and injuries. We approach our critical work with a strong commitment to vigorous enforcement of federal mine safety and health laws, which includes regular inspections of all mines. MSHA simultaneously engages in robust compliance assistance to help mine operators comply with the law so that miners can be safe on the job.

 

This year, MSHA has announced a series of efforts to improve miner safety and health. That includes launching a powered haulage safety initiative, strengthening the Scofflaw Program to collect unpaid safety and health fines, and deploying a mobile technology system to help mine inspectors work more efficiently.

 

Having spent my entire career in mining, starting as a union miner, I know America’s miners are skilled, hardworking, and proud of their work. On National Miners Day, and every day, MSHA honors miners by working to ensure they can return home safe and healthy at the end of their shift.

 

David Zatezalo is the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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MSHA Honors America’s Miners

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:26am
MSHA Honors America’s Miners On National Miners Day, America honors the 325,000 men and women who work in nearly 13,000 surface and underground mines across the United States. lmcginnis Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:26 Blog Featured Image David Zatezalo Blog Tags Tags:

National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:52am
National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the opportunities that apprenticeships offer for Americans to learn skills for good, family-sustaining jobs.

Apprenticeships provide paid, relevant workplace experiences and opportunities to develop skills job creators demand. President Trump’s Administration is working to expand apprenticeships across industries, particularly in sectors that have not typically used apprenticeships, such as information technology, advanced manufacturing, banking and finance, and healthcare.

In 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America. Following the President’s Executive Order, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta convened the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, which included leaders from business, labor, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and public officials. Earlier this year, the Task Force submitted a report to the President providing a strategy, including specific recommendations, to create more apprenticeships in the United States through the new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship program model.

This summer, the Department announced a grant program to accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships to new industry sectors, and to increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans. Additionally, the Department launched a new digital platform: www.Apprenticeship.gov. This innovative web portal features an Apprenticeship Finder tool that offers career seekers a platform to search for apprenticeships by city, state, and occupation, and connects job seekers to high-skilled, high paying careers.

Watch the videos below to see how job creators are using apprenticeships to develop a skilled workforce:

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National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:52am
National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the opportunities that apprenticeships offer for Americans to learn skills for good, family-sustaining jobs.

Apprenticeships provide paid, relevant workplace experiences and opportunities to develop skills job creators demand. President Trump’s Administration is working to expand apprenticeships across industries, particularly in sectors that have not typically used apprenticeships, such as information technology, advanced manufacturing, banking and finance, and healthcare.

In 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America. Following the President’s Executive Order, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta convened the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, which included leaders from business, labor, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and public officials. Earlier this year, the Task Force submitted a report to the President providing a strategy, including specific recommendations, to create more apprenticeships in the United States through the new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship program model.

This summer, the Department announced a grant program to accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships to new industry sectors, and to increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans. Additionally, the Department launched a new digital platform: www.Apprenticeship.gov. This innovative web portal features an Apprenticeship Finder tool that offers career seekers a platform to search for apprenticeships by city, state, and occupation, and connects job seekers to high-skilled, high paying careers.

Watch the videos below to see how job creators are using apprenticeships to develop a skilled workforce:

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National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:52am
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National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the opportunities that apprenticeships offer for Americans to learn skills for good, family-sustaining jobs.

Apprenticeships provide paid, relevant workplace experiences and opportunities to develop skills job creators demand. President Trump’s Administration is working to expand apprenticeships across industries, particularly in sectors that have not typically used apprenticeships, such as information technology, advanced manufacturing, banking and finance, and healthcare.

In 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America. Following the President’s Executive Order, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta convened the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, which included leaders from business, labor, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and public officials. Earlier this year, the Task Force submitted a report to the President providing a strategy, including specific recommendations, to create more apprenticeships in the United States through the new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship program model.

This summer, the Department announced a grant program to accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships to new industry sectors, and to increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans. Additionally, the Department launched a new digital platform: www.Apprenticeship.gov. This innovative web portal features an Apprenticeship Finder tool that offers career seekers a platform to search for apprenticeships by city, state, and occupation, and connects job seekers to high-skilled, high paying careers.

Watch the videos below to see how job creators are using apprenticeships to develop a skilled workforce:

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Job Creators that Hire Veterans

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:17pm
Job Creators that Hire Veterans

Created as a result of legislation signed by President Donald J. Trump, the HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes job creators that recruit, hire, and retain America’s veterans. This week, the Department announced recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

Watch these videos to hear why it makes sense to hire veterans.

 

 

 

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Job Creators that Hire Veterans

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:17pm
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Created as a result of legislation signed by President Donald J. Trump, the HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes job creators that recruit, hire, and retain America’s veterans. This week, the Department announced recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

Watch these videos to hear why it makes sense to hire veterans.

 

 

 

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Job Creators that Hire Veterans

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:18am
Job Creators that Hire Veterans Three job creators explain why they hire veterans. initial_import Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:18 Blog Featured Image Office of Public Affairs Blog Tags Tags:

America’s Workforce: Empowering All

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 7:30am
America’s Workforce: Empowering All

 

 

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we recommit to ensuring all Americans can access good, safe, family-sustaining jobs. This year’s NDEAM theme, America’s Workforce: Empowering All, recognizes the importance of ensuring all Americans can participate in our nation’s vibrant workforce.

Americans want to work and the opportunity to work must be open to all.

There are currently more jobs available in America than ever before. For the first time on record, our economy has more open jobs – 6.9 million – than job seekers. Since November 2016, over 4 million jobs have been created. A record number of Americans – 156 million – are working.

At the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), we work each day to bring more Americans with disabilities into the workforce.

ODEP provides tools for job creators to establish more apprenticeship programs. Through the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, we help employers recruit and retain Americans with disabilities. Our Job Accommodation Network provides employers with guidance on workplace accommodation. Just last week, we announced $19 million in grants to help those who become ill or injured remain at, or return to, work.

Americans with disabilities are seeing more opportunity to work. Since November 2016, the number of Americans with disabilities working reached its highest level on record, and the unemployment rate for this part of the workforce fell to its lowest point ever. This is good news for job seekers and job creators, because the skills, talent, and hard work of Americans with disabilities strengthens our workforce as well as our national economy.

Yet there is more to do.

NDEAM is a time to emphasize the importance of ensuring all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, can put their skills and talents to work. It is an opportunity for our nation’s job creators to enhance their commitment to a workplace that ensures America’s workforce empowers all.

NDEAM’s true spirit lies at the grassroots level, with activities and observances in workplaces and communities across the country. Please visit the NDEAM website for more information.

Jennifer Sheehy is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy.

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America’s Workforce: Empowering All

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 7:30am
America’s Workforce: Empowering All

 

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we recommit to ensuring all Americans can access good, safe, family-sustaining jobs. This year’s NDEAM theme, America’s Workforce: Empowering All, recognizes the importance of ensuring all Americans can participate in our nation’s vibrant workforce.

Americans want to work and the opportunity to work must be open to all.

There are currently more jobs available in America than ever before. For the first time on record, our economy has more open jobs – 6.9 million – than job seekers. Since November 2016, over 4 million jobs have been created. A record number of Americans – 156 million – are working.

At the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), we work each day to bring more Americans with disabilities into the workforce.

ODEP provides tools for job creators to establish more apprenticeship programs. Through the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, we help employers recruit and retain Americans with disabilities. Our Job Accommodation Network provides employers with guidance on workplace accommodation. Just last week, we announced $19 million in grants to help those who become ill or injured remain at, or return to, work.

Americans with disabilities are seeing more opportunity to work. Since November 2016, the number of Americans with disabilities working reached its highest level on record, and the unemployment rate for this part of the workforce fell to its lowest point ever. This is good news for job seekers and job creators, because the skills, talent, and hard work of Americans with disabilities strengthens our workforce as well as our national economy.

Yet there is more to do.

NDEAM is a time to emphasize the importance of ensuring all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, can put their skills and talents to work. It is an opportunity for our nation’s job creators to enhance their commitment to a workplace that ensures America’s workforce empowers all.

NDEAM’s true spirit lies at the grassroots level, with activities and observances in workplaces and communities across the country. Please visit the NDEAM website for more information.

Jennifer Sheehy is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy.

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America’s Workforce: Empowering All

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 7:30am
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During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we recommit to ensuring all Americans can access good, safe, family-sustaining jobs. This year’s NDEAM theme, America’s Workforce: Empowering All, recognizes the importance of ensuring all Americans can participate in our nation’s vibrant workforce.

Americans want to work and the opportunity to work must be open to all.

There are currently more jobs available in America than ever before. For the first time on record, our economy has more open jobs – 6.9 million – than job seekers. Since November 2016, over 4 million jobs have been created. A record number of Americans – 156 million – are working.

At the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), we work each day to bring more Americans with disabilities into the workforce.

ODEP provides tools for job creators to establish more apprenticeship programs. Through the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, we help employers recruit and retain Americans with disabilities. Our Job Accommodation Network provides employers with guidance on workplace accommodation. Just last week, we announced $19 million in grants to help those who become ill or injured remain at, or return to, work.

Americans with disabilities are seeing more opportunity to work. Since November 2016, the number of Americans with disabilities working reached its highest level on record, and the unemployment rate for this part of the workforce fell to its lowest point ever. This is good news for job seekers and job creators, because the skills, talent, and hard work of Americans with disabilities strengthens our workforce as well as our national economy.

Yet there is more to do.

NDEAM is a time to emphasize the importance of ensuring all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, can put their skills and talents to work. It is an opportunity for our nation’s job creators to enhance their commitment to a workplace that ensures America’s workforce empowers all.

NDEAM’s true spirit lies at the grassroots level, with activities and observances in workplaces and communities across the country. Please visit the NDEAM website for more information.

Jennifer Sheehy is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy.

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