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 Frequently Asked Questions


The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers several programs designed to assist employers in finding employees and helping potential employees find employers, in addition to job training and apprenticeship programs.

The Katrina Recovery Job Connection is a resource that helps connect job seekers impacted by hurricane Katrina with employers interested in hiring them for either new permanent employment or for jobs related to the cleanup, recovery and rebuilding process in hurricane-impacted areas. While the site is intended to complement the efforts at the state and local level to connect workers and jobs in the impacted areas, it is also intended to make individuals evacuated to other states aware of opportunities in their home state.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a part of DOL, collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. Statistical data available from which may be of interest to employers BLS include state and local employment and unemployment rates, data by industry on employment, hours worked and earnings, wage data by area and occupation and employment projections.


  • Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services (OATELS)

    200 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Room N-5311
    Washington, DC 20210
    Tel: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627), or 202-693-2796
    TTY: 1-877-889-5627
    Fax: 202-693-2808 or 202-693-2761
    Local Offices

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Postal Square Building
    2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20212-0001
    Contact BLS
    Tel: 1-866-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365), or 202-691-5200
    TTY: 1-877-889-5627

  • For questions on other DOL laws,
    please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
    Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL
    TTY: 1-877-889-5627

*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.

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