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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Back to School: U.S. Department of Labor Offers New Guidance and Assistance for Educational Institutions and Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced guidance clarifying affirmative action program (AAP) development for academic institutions and other contractors with campus-like settings, and advancing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). OFCCP also issued a complementary policy directivelimiting compliance reviews of academic institutions to non-student employees. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Awards $2 Million to Cornell University To Help Increase Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has announced the awarding of $2 million to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, for the first year of a 4-year cooperative agreement to operate an employer-focused disability policy development and technical assistance center. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Provides National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis in Washington

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) of $886,860 to the Washington State Department of Employment Security to provide disaster relief jobs and employment services to eligible individuals in five Washington counties impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: DOL and Florida Department of Military Affairs Partner to Train At-Risk Youth with Job Corps Demonstration Project

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Military Affairs announced a new Job Corps demonstration project to serve at-risk youth with job skills instruction through an expansion of the Florida National Guard Youth ChalleNGeprogram at Camp Blanding near Starke, Florida. Read More »

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