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Aug 28, 2014, 03:13 ET Statement on Labor Day by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and ...


Aug 01, 2014, 02:11 ET Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on July employment numbers

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the July 2014 Employment Situation report released today: "We've now...


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 today: "Strong...


Jun 19, 2014, 05:17 ET $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, training ...


Jun 19, 2014, 05:17 ET Statement by US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on mayors' resolution calling for an increase in the national minimum wage

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement regarding the resolution under consideration at the meeting of the...


Jun 06, 2014, 10:33 ET 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 economy in ...


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...


Mar 07, 2014, 10:18 ET Statement of Labor Secretary Perez on February employment numbers

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


Mar 04, 2014, 01:06 ET US Department of Labor releases fiscal year 2015 budget request

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today released the president's fiscal year 2015 budget for the Department of Labor, which supports the...


Feb 07, 2014, 10:34 ET Statement of Labor Secretary Perez on January employment numbers

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the January 2014 Employment Situation report released today: (Logo:...


Jan 10, 2014, 10:25 ET Statement of Labor Secretary Perez on December employment numbers

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the December 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "The U.S....


Jan 07, 2014, 12:55 ET Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on extending unemployment benefits

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement regarding the Senate's procedural vote invoking cloture on a three-month ...


Sep 18, 2013, 03:11 ET New guidance issued by US Labor Department on same-sex marriages and employee benefit plans

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced new guidance interpreting the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor. In a technical...


Sep 06, 2013, 10:32 ET Statement of Labor Secretary Perez on August employment numbers

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the August 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "This morning's...


Aug 30, 2013, 03:27 ET Statement on Labor Day by Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement today to commemorate Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2: "On Labor Day, we pay tribute...


Aug 02, 2013, 10:32 ET Statement of Labor Secretary Tom Perez on July employment numbers

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez issued the following statement about the July 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "Today's report shows...


Jul 31, 2013, 01:42 ET Perez: Senate workforce investment bill will create opportunity, strengthen middle class

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez today issued the following statement regarding Senate committee markup of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013: "To...


Jul 05, 2013, 10:33 ET Statement of acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris on June employment numbers

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris issued the following statement about the June 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "This...


Jun 07, 2013, 10:50 ET Statement of acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris on May employment numbers

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris issued the following statement about the May 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "This...


May 03, 2013, 01:36 ET Statement of acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris on April employment numbers

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris issued the following statement about the April 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "This...


Apr 10, 2013, 02:06 ET US Department of Labor releases fiscal year 2014 budget request

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today released the U.S. Department of Labor's fiscal year 2014 budget request, which supports President...


Apr 09, 2013, 03:35 ET Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris to host April 10 webchat on Labor Department's fiscal year 2014 proposed budget

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris will host a Web-based question-and-answer session on the U.S. Department of Labor's fiscal year 2014 budget...


Apr 05, 2013, 10:49 ET Statement of acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris on March employment numbers

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris issued the following statement about the March 2013 Employment Situation report released today: "With the...


Mar 08, 2013, 11:24 ET Statement of acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris on February employment numbers

Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris issued the following statement about the February 2013 Employment Situation report released today. "This...


Feb 19, 2013, 02:35 ET US Department of Labor certifies more than 18,000 former Hostess workers around the country as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 18,000 workers laid off in 48 states from 864 Hostess company locations are eligible...