September 26 – $10.5 million in one-year training grants has been announced this week by the DOL. According to the press release “The funding through the Susan Harwood Training Grants Program will provide education and training to help businesses and workers address workplace hazards and adopt best practices for avoiding workplace injuries.”. To read the full release, click the link above.
September – In response to Hurricane Irma’s effect on Georgia, the Department of Labor, in cooperation with the state of Georgia and local partners, are setting aside funding and making grants available for workforce needs. In addition, additional regulatory flexibilities are going to be extended at this time to deal with the Hurricane response efforts.
September 28 – The latest unemployment initial claims jumped to 277,000 last week. This is the highest level for since the week of February 6, 2016. It is important to note that Hurricane Harvey and Irma impacted this week’s claims. To read the full report, follow the link above.
September – Get the latest information on the disasters effecting the United States, straight from the FEMA website. Currently the focus is on Hurricane Maria. This hurricane season has been exceptionally bad, with Puerto Rico expected to be in recovery mode for years.