Tag Archives: Department of Labor

Department of Labor recommends Workforce Boards work with libraries

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Monday afternoon I attended the Department of Labor’s Customer Centered Design Challenge, which is all about how groups are implementing new workforce programs. I started out sitting next to Teresa Hitchcock from Bakersfield, California. She was telling me that she reached out to Nancy Kerr, her local library director and they have created an exciting partnership. Nancy said that she ... Read More »

DOL extols benefits of workforce system collaboration with public libraries

US Department of Labor

In a Training and Employment Notice (TEN) issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Assistant Secretary Portia Wu encouraged leaders of our nation’s workforce investment system to continue building upon the role that public libraries play in addressing the needs of American workers, job seekers, and employers. The notice, directed to state ... Read More »

Department of Labor announces training and child care grants

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The Department of Labor announced recently that up to $25 million in grants will be available through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative. Their press release states the following: The grants will support public-private partnerships that bridge gaps between local workforce development and child-care systems. In addition to addressing these systemic barriers, funded programs will enable parents to access training and ... Read More »

Will Librarians Win in Overtime . . . Rulemaking?

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In an effort to potentially raise the wages of more than 10 million Americans, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed changes to current rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act that govern when and to whom employers must pay overtime for work weeks longer than 40 hours. Under the current rule, which has been revised just twice in ... Read More »

Free financial literacy webinar for librarians

US Department of Labor

Today, the Department of Labor will host a webinar that will outline and discuss suggested activities states should undertake to comply with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) beginning immediately through July 1, 2015. This session has limited space so please register quickly. During the webinar “WIOA Technical Assistance Webinar- Jump-Starting Your Implementation,” speakers will highlight areas where states ... Read More »