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Higher Black Unemployment Distorts Rosy Picture of Job Recovery
April 14, 2022
The total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost three times higher than the national rate – despite steady increases in overall hiring of African Americans in the state. ... read more »
On Equal Pay Day, Advocates Shine Light on Earning Gap for Black Women
March 24, 2022
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) estimates that women in the U.S. earn 83 cents to every dollar that men earn. That gap gets wider for women of color, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. ... read more »
  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
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Black SuperPac Urges Candidates, Parties to Spend Millions with Black Businesses
October 22, 2020
One of America’s leading Black conservative political action committee has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of the billions of dollars spent during America’s political campaigns as the 2020 election year hits the home stretch. ... read more »
U.S. Department of Labor Releases Report on Global Child Labor
September 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor today released the 18th annual edition of its Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The report, prepared by the Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), shines a spotlight on child labor globally and assesses the progress some countries have made in upholding their international commitments to eliminate this practice. ... read more »
Rep. Underwood to Black Nurses: Go into Politics
February 22, 2019
Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) told a receptive audience of the nation’s leading African American nursing association that they should seriously consider entering the political realm. ... read more »
U.S. Department of Labor Provides Continued Assistance to California Counties Recovering from 2017 Wildfires
December 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor announced additional incremental funding for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the California Department of Employment Development to assess workforce needs in response to wildfires that affected the state in October and December 2017. ... read more »
Labor Department Announces Year-End Total of $1.6 Million in Back Wages and Damages for Southland Garment Industry Workers 
January 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it has assessed $1.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages for Southland garment industry workers since the start of 2017.  ... read more »
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