Tag: Department of Labor

Department of Labor signs agreement with VEC to protect workers from misclassification

The Department of Labor and the Virginia Employment Commission signed an agreement intended to protect employees’ rights.

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Robert Hurt votes to protect retirement security

Rep. Robert Hurt voted in favor of a resolution to nullify a Department of Labor rule to amend the definition of the term “fiduciary.”


Virginia receives federal grant to support key unemployment insurance initiatives

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly a million dollars in federal grant money to Virginia to support initiatives within the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program in two key areas.

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board awarded $4 million American Apprenticeship Grant

The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. has been awarded a $4 million American Apprenticeship Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing industries.


McAuliffe announces new Virginia Employment Commissioner

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Ellen Marie Hess as the new commissioner for the Virginia Employment Commission.

Department of Labor selects Virginia Workforce Investment Board for economic growth initiative

The Workforce Investment Board serving Hampton Roads has been selected by the Department of Labor to participate in a Technical Assistance Initiative.

Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.

McAuliffe announces grant award for veteran job training

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today Virginia’s award of over $3.4 million from the United States Department of Labor to provide veterans with job training.

Warner, Kaine applaud grant for veterans job training

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded an announcement that Virginia has been awarded $3,444,620 from the U.S. Department of Labor to explore, develop and test strategies to improve the employment of transitioning veterans in the Commonwealth.

Unemployment tops 8 percent

Unemployment was at a 25-year high in February, according to data released this morning by the United States Department of Labor. The rate hit 8.1 percent nationally as 851,000 more Americans lost their jobs in the month. The job losses pushed the 12-month running total to 5 million. 

Unemployment – and underemployment

More than 11 million Americans are out of work, another 8 million are in search of full-time work but are currently working part-time, and yet another 1.9 million are known to be out of work but aren’t otherwise accounted for in what we refer to as the national unemployment rate. Sobering news, indeed, from the […]