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Proposed Rule Spells Out How Vets' Priority of Service Would Apply to Job Training Programs
  U.S. Department of Labor announces $20 million in aid to Florida for recovery from Tropical Storm Fay  
  On August 25, 2008, The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $20 million grant to the state of Florida to fund the creation of approximately 6,500 temporary jobs for cleanup and recovery efforts underway in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay. Click here for the press release.  
  U.S. Secretary of Labor announces $10 million in grants to train workers for skilled trade careers in the energy industry  
  On July 22, 2008, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the awarding of $10 million to fund 11 projects that will provide potential workers with skills-based job training to enter careers in the energy industry. Click here for the press release.  
  U.S. Department of Labor funds additional YouthBuild projects  
  On July 21, 2008, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced the awarding of nearly $9 million to 11 groups that will provide skills-based education in construction to at-risk young people in 10 states and the District of Columbia through the department’s YouthBuild program. Click here for the press release.  
  Department of Labor Proposes Rules to Modernize and Increase Protections Under the H-2B Program .  
  On May 22, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed rules to modernize the application process and enhance worker protections under the H-2B temporary labor certification program. Click here for the press release and a link to the proposed rule.  
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