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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program | site |




    $3 Billion can be used to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the launch of the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program. The Department is encouraging eligible businesses of all sizes to apply for funding to protect jobs for workers as the industry climbs back from the impacts of the pandemic. This program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Before the pandemic, the aerospace industry was estimated to employ approximately 2.2 million workers, including 1.2 million who worked in various parts of the supply chai
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  • Veterans Affairs, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans, their Spouses develop Skills needed in Tech Sector Jobs

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans, their Spouses develop Skills needed in Tech Sector Jobs | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Salesforce Military to offer programs that will help Veterans and spouses develop skills and employment options in the tech-driven economy.

    The partnership will build on existing programs and add new ones, offering free technical skills training, career development and Veteran-specific resources in a variety of areas, including:
    “Our military men and women are technologically savvy and the best trained in the world but translating those skills to the civilian workforce can be challenging. Finding positions...
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 7, 2021) Washington, DC - - U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the April 2021 Employment Situation Report: “Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 266,000 jobs in the month of April, and the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, up marginally from 6.0 percent in March. Labor force participation is at its highest point since last August and the number of people expressing hesitancy about returning to work due to the coronavirus is at its lowest point in the pandemic. “However, the numbers also show we have a steep climb ahead of us. We have yet to recover roughly eight million jobs that existed prior to the pandemic. Racial inequities in the unemployment picture persist, as the Black unemployment rate increased slightly to 9.7 perc...
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  • CWA says New Reports Detail How some Telecoms Companies are Failing to Provide Broadband and Good Jobs

    CWA says New Reports Detail How Telecoms Companies Like AT&T are Failing to Provide Broadband and Good Jobs | site |




    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) published the following information: 3 new reports released today by the Communications Workers of America, the Economic Policy Institute, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance describe how profit-driven corporations have left communities without access to...
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the September Jobs Report

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the September Jobs Report

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the September Jobs Report




    Washington, DC - - (October 5, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today issued the following statement regarding the September 2018 Employment Situation report: "In September, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since 1969. "Encouraging indicators were broad based. For the fifth month this year, the unemployment rate has been below 4.0%. The unemployment rate for women fell to 3.6%, the lowest in 65 years, and the unemployment rate for Hispanics matched a record low set in July 2018. The number of unemployed fell below six million for the first time since December 2000. "This jobs report shows continued steady job creation, with 134,000 jobs added last month, and upward revisions of 87,000 jobs for July and August – bringing the total to 221,000 new jobs. Since President Trump's e...
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  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the May Jobs Report

    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the May Jobs Report



    Washington, DC - - (June 1, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement regarding the May 2018 Employment Situation report: “With the unemployment rate falling to 3.8% in May, the lowest in over 18 years, America’s job market remains strong. The unemployment rates for African-Americans and Asian-Americans reached record lows. Adult women and adult men recorded the lowest unemployment rates since 2000, at 3.3% and 3.5% respectively. “With 223,000 jobs created in May, America’s job creators have now added over 3.4 million jobs since President Trump’s election. That job increase includes more than a million jobs since the President signed his tax cuts package into law five months ago. “Wages continue to rise, although we want to see even more growth. As the President works to e...
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  • Big Banks Benefit from Tax Bill - - Aggressively Offshore American Jobs

    Big Banks Benefit from Tax Bill, Aggressively Offshore American Jobs



    New Communications Workers of America Report Details Bank Offshoring Practices; Senator Sherrod Brown Offers Solutions on Press Call with Affected Workers




    March 9, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (March 6, 2018) - - The banking industry is among the biggest beneficiaries from the Republican tax bill passed in December 2017. Yet many U.S. banks have been aggressively offshoring U.S. jobs, especially in the call center and customer service industry, to low-wage countries. Despite these offshoring practices, and their financial windfall from the tax bill, there is no movement from the big banks to return jobs from overseas. In fact, leading analysts believe that the tax bill will encourage the additional offshoring of American jobs. On a press call held today, Senator Sherrod Bro
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program | site |




    $3 Billion can be used to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the launch of the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program. The Department is encouraging eligible businesses of all sizes to apply for funding to protect jobs for workers as the industry climbs back from the impacts of the pandemic. This program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Before the pandemic, the aerospace industry was estimated to employ approximately 2.2 million workers, including 1.2 million who worked in various parts of the supply chai
    ...
    06-18-2021, 06:40 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Veterans Affairs, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans, their Spouses develop Skills needed in Tech Sector Jobs
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Salesforce join forces to help Veterans, their Spouses develop Skills needed in Tech Sector Jobs | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Salesforce Military to offer programs that will help Veterans and spouses develop skills and employment options in the tech-driven economy.

    The partnership will build on existing programs and add new ones, offering free technical skills training, career development and Veteran-specific resources in a variety of areas, including:
    “Our military men and women are technologically savvy and the best trained in the world but translating those skills to the civilian workforce can be challenging. Finding positions...
    06-11-2021, 09:20 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 7, 2021) Washington, DC - - U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the April 2021 Employment Situation Report: “Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the American economy added 266,000 jobs in the month of April, and the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, up marginally from 6.0 percent in March. Labor force participation is at its highest point since last August and the number of people expressing hesitancy about returning to work due to the coronavirus is at its lowest point in the pandemic. “However, the numbers also show we have a steep climb ahead of us. We have yet to recover roughly eight million jobs that existed prior to the pandemic. Racial inequities in the unemployment picture persist, as the Black unemployment rate increased slightly to 9.7 perc...
    05-12-2021, 01:07 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CWA says New Reports Detail How some Telecoms Companies are Failing to Provide Broadband and Good Jobs
    by Staff Reporter 1
    CWA says New Reports Detail How Telecoms Companies Like AT&T are Failing to Provide Broadband and Good Jobs | site |




    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) published the following information: 3 new reports released today by the Communications Workers of America, the Economic Policy Institute, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance describe how profit-driven corporations have left communities without access to...
    10-06-2020, 06:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the September Jobs Report
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on the September Jobs Report




    Washington, DC - - (October 5, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today issued the following statement regarding the September 2018 Employment Situation report: "In September, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since 1969. "Encouraging indicators were broad based. For the fifth month this year, the unemployment rate has been below 4.0%. The unemployment rate for women fell to 3.6%, the lowest in 65 years, and the unemployment rate for Hispanics matched a record low set in July 2018. The number of unemployed fell below six million for the first time since December 2000. "This jobs report shows continued steady job creation, with 134,000 jobs added last month, and upward revisions of 87,000 jobs for July and August – bringing the total to 221,000 new jobs. Since President Trump's e...
    10-08-2018, 09:54 AM

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