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Coal dust sampling results show mines are complying with new dust rule
Despite concerns voiced by the mining industry that it would have trouble meeting the requirements of the rule to reduce respirable coal mine dust, approximately 99 percent of the 7,456 valid respirable dust samples collected during the first two months under the new rule met compliance levels, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Publ.Date : 20 Oct 2014 16:30 EDT
Washington community recovering from flooding and mudslides awarded more than $625K in additional funding from DOL
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $626,159 National Emergency Grant incremental award to continue providing temporary employment for eligible individuals assisting with the clean-up and recovery efforts following the flooding and mudslides that occurred in Snohomish County, Washington, on March 22. The funds are being awarded to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
Publ.Date : 20 Oct 2014 16:00 EDT
$1.9M of additional funding awarded to Mississippi to continue recovery efforts following severe storms
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,910,024 National Emergency Grant incremental award to continue temporary employment for eligible individuals assisting with the clean-up and recovery efforts following the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Mississippi on April 28. These funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Publ.Date : 16 Oct 2014 14:00 EDT
OSHA cites Texas Dollar Tree Stores for putting employees at risk
National discount chain Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for willfully and repeatedly exposing workers to serious hazards at its store in Watauga. Across the nation, Dollar Tree Stores have been cited for more than 200 safety and health violations since 2009. Proposed penalties for the latest inspection total $262,500.
Publ.Date : 16 Oct 2014 10:00 EDT
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
In the week ending October 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 264,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 287,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since April 15, 2000 when it was 259,000. The 4-week moving average was 283,500, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 287,750. This is the lowest level for this average since June 10, 2000 when it was 283,500.
Publ.Date : 16 Oct 2014 08:30 EDT
DOL\'s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces launch of Web portal on accessible workplace technology
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of http://www.PEATworks.org. a comprehensive Web portal spearheaded by ODEP's Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology. From educational articles to interactive tools, the website's content aims to help employers and the technology industry adopt accessible technology as part of everyday business practice so that all workers can benefit.
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2014 15:30 EDT
Additional funding awarded to West Virginia to continue clean-up efforts following severe storms and flooding
WorkForce West Virginia received a $203,940 National Emergency Grant supplemental award today from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue temporary employment opportunities as West Virginia completes its clean-up efforts following severe storms and flooding that occurred on June 13, 2013.
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2014 15:00 EDT
$1M available from DOL to fund a project to improve compliance with labor laws in the Philippines
The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $1 million competitive solicitation for a project to assist the government of the Philippines with improving compliance with labor laws and regulations, including those related to occupational safety and health.
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2014 11:00 EDT
Nearly $170M in Ready to Work Partnership grants awarded to help long-term unemployed Americans find work
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $169,771,960 in grants to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment. The grants are part of the Ready to Work Partnership initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2014 09:00 EDT