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  • State, Hartford Nonprofit Receive Millions in Federal Funds For Unemployed

    Connecticut's Department of Labor will receive $3,392,350 from the U.S. Department of Labor to subsidize on-the-job training or pay for career counseling and placement. The grant comes with an additional $175,000 aimed at improving the department's...
  • A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce

    A push to boost Hispanic representation in federal workforce
    Latinos have for years made up one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in the country. They have also long been one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the federal workplace. Now a new effort is underway — at the highest...
  • Department advised to pay 11,000 unemployment claims

    Department advised to pay 11,000 unemployment claims
    Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity has been advised to pay 11,000 continued claims that have been delayed in the state's flawed online computer system Connect, a spokesman for Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday. "[Labor] Secretary [Thomas] Perez...
  • Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department

    Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department
    Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
  • The flimsy case against Thomas Perez

    The flimsy case against Thomas Perez
    Just as they did when Thomas E. Perez was nominated to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Republicans are seeking to hold up his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Labor, using any excuse they can think up, no matter how flimsy....
  • Beyond Tom Perez: Why do we need a Labor Department?

    Beyond Tom Perez: Why do we need a Labor Department?
    Well, America survived. Yes, it's true, the United States was able to withstand two months without a labor secretary. The previous secretary, Hilda Solis, stepped down on Jan. 22. That thud you heard was no one noticing. No one noticed because, like...
  • Federal Web presence curtailed by government shutdown

    Federal Web presence curtailed by government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Social media users browsing their Twitter feeds Tuesday hoping to see a new space photo from NASA or learn American history facts from the U.S. Capitol account were instead met with blunt messages and apologies. "Sorry, but we won't be...
  • State sues Labor Department over freeze on transit grants

    As expected, the state filed suit in federal court against the Department of Labor for blocking federal grants to state mass-transit agencies after unions objected to a new state law intended to slow the rising costs of public-employee pensions. In...
  • Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators

    Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators
    Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
  • Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions

    Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions
    Administrative law judges who evaluate disability claims for the Social Security Administration want a federal court to ease a workload that they say makes errors more likely — the latest in a series of challenges confronting the Woodlawn-based...
  • Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'

    Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'
    Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...