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Jul 03, 2014, 10:26 ET

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on June employment numbers

­U.S Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the June 2014 Employment Situation report released...

Jul 01, 2014, 20:04 ET

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales lanza un sistema de solicitudes en línea para los contratistas de obras públicas

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DIR) lanzó hoy una solicitud en línea para que los contratistas de obras públicas puedan...

Jul 01, 2014, 11:07 ET

Department of Industrial Relations Launches Public Works Contractor Online Application System

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today launched an online application for public works contractors to meet the requirements of Senate...

Jun 23, 2014, 16:23 ET

Pennsylvania L&I Introduces a New, More Efficient System to Help Expedite UC Claims

 Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is partnering with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to bring employers a solution to...

Jun 20, 2014, 09:20 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Declines in May to Five-Year Low of 5.6%; Private Jobs at Record High

 Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for May 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally...

Jun 19, 2014, 17:17 ET
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$74M in grants to provide employment services for formerly incarcerated adults and youth with juvenile records announced by US Labor Department

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $74 million in grants to 37 community service organizations to provide employment,...

Jun 06, 2014, 10:33 ET
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Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on May employment numbers

­U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the May 2014 Employment Situation report released today: "The...

May 16, 2014, 11:50 ET

State Agencies Recognize Seven Pennsylvanians for Workforce Success

The Governor's Achievement Award was presented recently to seven Pennsylvanians who have benefited from workforce development initiatives in the...

May 16, 2014, 10:13 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.7% in April; Lowest Rate Since September 2008

 Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for April 2014. Pennsylvania's...

May 07, 2014, 14:38 ET

State Agencies Recognize 11 Employers for Efforts to Keep Pennsylvanians Working

The Governor's Achievement Award was presented today by state workforce development agencies – the departments of Aging, Labor &...

May 02, 2014, 10:23 ET
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Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on April employment numbers

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Apr 18, 2014, 09:57 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Dips to 6.0% in March

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for March 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally...

Apr 14, 2014, 14:42 ET

Comisionada del Trabajo aplica mano dura al robo salarial; ordena reparaciones a empleadas despedidas por cooperar con investigación de robo salarial

La Comisionada del Trabajo de California, Julie A. Su, impuso una multa a Sunflowers Maid Service, con sede en San Carlos, por $394,944 en primas y...

Apr 14, 2014, 11:00 ET

Labor Commissioner Cracks Down on Wage Theft; Orders Reparations to Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su fined San Carlos-based Sunflowers Maid Service for $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back...

Apr 04, 2014, 10:25 ET

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on March employment numbers

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the March 2014 Employment Situation report released today: "Today's...

Apr 03, 2014, 14:18 ET

La Comisionada de Trabajo de California ordena a empresa del sur de California entregar más de $336,000 a trabajadores de limpieza en salarios impagos

La Comisionada de Trabajo de California Julie A. Su emitió citaciones por un total de $369,253 contra California Office Maintenance, Inc., con...

Apr 03, 2014, 12:00 ET

California Labor Commissioner orders Southern California Company to return over $336,000 to janitorial workers for unpaid wages

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su issued citations totaling $369,253 against California Office Maintenance, Inc., based in Poway for...

Apr 02, 2014, 16:00 ET

Pennsylvania Honors Impact of AmeriCorps During AmeriCorps Week

 Pennsylvania is celebrating AmeriCorps Week, March 30 – April 5, spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities...

Mar 31, 2014, 11:40 ET

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates to Decline for Some Employers Starting in April

The Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Labor & Industry today announced a 5.15 percent workers' compensation rate reduction, effective...

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