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US Department of Labor awards $960K to assist clean-up, recovery after northern California’s 2020 wildfires

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $961,059 to support continued disaster-relief employment and employment and training services in northern California after devastating wildfires in August 2020. The department’s Employment and Training Administration administers National Dislocated Worker Grants and, in September 2020, awarded an emergency award of up to $6,877,500 with […]

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US Department of Labor awards $2.9M to assist clean-up, recovery after northern California’s 2021 wildfires

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initial award of $2,968,350 to support disaster-relief employment for individuals to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts, and to provide employment and training services in northern California after devastating wildfires between July and October 2021, which burned extensively throughout the national forests there. Administered by […]

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US Department of Labor/OSHA issues emergency temporary standard to protect workers from coronavirus

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a new emergency temporary standard to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of the coronavirus on the job. The nation’s unvaccinated workers face grave danger from workplace exposure to coronavirus, and immediate action is necessary to protect […]

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OSHA issues emergency temporary standard to protect healthcare workers from the coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced it will issue an emergency temporary standard to protect healthcare workers from contracting coronavirus. The standard focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the virus. OSHA announced alongside new general industry guidance, both of which are aligned […]

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US Department of Labor guidance to state UI programs expands eligibility for workers who declined work due to pandemic safety concerns

WASHINGTON February 25, 2021 – For many of America’s workers, choosing between unsafe employment and refusing work to avoid the risk of coronavirus infection has serious consequences. Too often, those who do not return to work or accept a job offer over concerns about workplace exposure lose their state unemployment benefits. In response to a […]

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