Honoring and Hiring Veterans

Honoring and Hiring Veterans

News: November 9, 2017

Honoring and Hiring Veterans

Honoring and Hiring Veterans

A new program will recognize businesses that hire and retain veterans, and encourage others to do the same. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the HIRE Vets Medallion Program at its Salute to Veterans, an annual event to recognize and thank veterans for their service.

Tax Reform

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined Vice President Mike Pence in Pennsylvania this week to discuss how tax reform could help American job growth.

Tax Reform

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Veterans Day Safer Workplaces Hazards Cited

Veterans Day

Secretary Acosta joined the Department in honoring veterans at a wreath laying ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Safer Workplaces

Private employers reported fewer nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year, about 2.9 million total.

Hazards Cited

OSHA cited a Georgia auto parts manufacturer for workplace hazards following multiple employee injuries.

Inclusive Hiring Retirement Security Grain Bin Dangers

Inclusive Hiring

At the Association of University Centers on Disabilities conference, Secretary Acosta discussed how Americans of all abilities should have access to good, family-sustaining jobs.

Retirement Security

At the ERISA Advisory Council Meeting, Secretary Acosta thanked the council for its service, and presented outgoing members with certificates of appreciation.

Grain Bin Dangers

After a partial grain bin entrapment at a Nebraska farmers cooperative, OSHA issued citations for failing to protect against entrapment and engulfment hazards.

DOL Working For You



After several years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two deployments to Afghanistan, Rachael Moore was ready to trade her combat boots for business shoes. The Transition Assistance Program helped get her there.

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