Tag: Labor Thomas

$15M in DOL Grants Provides Training Opportunities for Disabled

Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, New York, and Washington are being awarded grants as part of the Disability Employment Initiative, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy. The DOL announced that these six states will receive grants totaling $14,911,243 to improve employment […]

Feds Propose Job-Driven Training Initiatives to Close Skills Gap

Federal officials are hoping that federal job-driven training initiatives will equip jobseekers with in-demand skills and then match them with employers looking for skilled labor. “To put people on the path to meaningful careers, we need to provide them with the skills, credentials, and certifications that businesses are looking for right now. We must ask […]

Two New Tools from OSHA that Train Workers to Avoid Heat Illnesses

Extreme heat during the summer months poses a risk to outdoor workers, in particular, and creates a potential liability for their employers if steps are not taken to protect workers’ health and safety. The risk is real. Two years ago, there were 31 heat-related worker deaths, as well as 4,120 heat-related worker illnesses, according to […]

OSHA Seeks Applications for Training Grants

The program supports the creation of in-person, hands-on training and educational programs and the development of materials for workers and employers in small businesses; industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; and workers who are underserved, have limited English proficiency, or are temporary workers. The grants will fund training and education for workers and […]