DOL Issues Summer 2006 Issue of The Labor
New Organizations Join DOL Drug-Free Workplace Alliance
added four additional unions and five contractor associations to its Drug-Free
Workplace Alliance, a cooperative agreement focused on improving workplace
safety and health in the construction industry through substance abuse
prevention and intervention.
Wirtz Labor Library and MSHA Library
Successfully Migrate Catalogs
DOL's Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) Library in Beckley, West Virginia, has successfully
completed the migration of its library records into the existing automated
library management system that supports DOL's Wirtz Labor Library. The
completion of this project allows library users to search the libraries'
records either simultaneously or separately. Bringing the Department's
resources together in a seamless and unified fashion is yet another example of
how the power of e-government can be harnessed to improve accessibility of
government information and services.
Looking ahead, the MSHA Technical Information Center and Library
will now focus on the historic Bureau of Mines photograph collection,
permitting the library to deliver its most requested archival materials online.
Similarly, the Wirtz Labor Library is formulating plans to identify and
digitize selected items and collections of interest to the public.
Availability of $125 Million for Community-Based Job Training
On July 3, 2006, DOL's Employment and Training Administration
(ETA), announced in the Federal Register the availability of $125 million for
the Presidents Community-Based Job Training Grants. Funds will be awarded
to individual community and technical colleges, community college districts,
state community college systems, One-Stop Career Centers, and other entities in
areas without access to community colleges. Awardees will support or engage in
activities for the purpose of building the capacity of community colleges to
train for careers in high growth, high demand industries in regional
Read a copy of the
learn more about the Presidents Community-Based Job Training Grants and
the Virtual Prospective Applicant Conferences.