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California Invests Over $231 Million to Advance and Expand Apprenticeship

Oakland, July 15, 2022 — The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), its Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Labor & Workforce Development Agency have released Advancing Apprenticeship in California: A Five-Point Action Plan to expand the state’s number of apprentices to a half-million by 2029. This comes as California invests significantly in apprenticeship […]

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California Worker Safety Concerns Intensify During the Holiday Season Due to Increased Demand for Products and Services

Oakland December 16, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened demand for products and services during the winter holiday season, the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) and its Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) encourage employees and employers to learn more about worker safety and rights, and employer responsibilities. Each […]

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DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day

Oakland April 26, 2019 –  The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day 2019 and honor California’s workers who lost their lives on the job. This international day of remembrance is held annually on April 28, the date Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health […]

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Work re-verification not required with DACA decision

SACRAMENTO September 7, 2017 – California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary David M. Lanier issued the following statement that the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) does not require employers to re-verify work authorization documents: “With the announcement to phase out the DACA program, the California Labor and Workforce Development […]

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