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"Highlights" items focus on newsworthy events sponsored by the Department to strengthen the workforce and the business community.

August 2007
ETA Announces the Availability of Approximately $125 Million in Grant Funds for Community-Based Job Training Grants
On August 8, 2007, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced the availability of approximately $125 million in grant funds for Community-Based Job Training Grants. Read a copy of the Solicitation and learn more about the President’s Community Based Job Training Grants and the Virtual Prospective Applicant Conferences.

November 2006
First Drug-Free Work Week a Success

October 2006
DOL Gives Filers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Until December 31, 2006 for Annual Reports on Benefit Plans

September 2006
DOL Announces Drug-Free Work Week, October 16-22

August 2006
DOL Issues President's Management Agenda 2006 Report to Employees

DOL Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2006-2011

July 2006
DOL Issues Summer 2006 Issue of The Labor Advocate

Nine New Organizations Join DOL Drug-Free Workplace Alliance
DOL recently 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.

DOL Announces Availability of $125 Million for Community-Based Job Training Grants
On July 3, 2006, DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announced in the Federal Register the availability of $125 million for the President’s 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 economies.

Read a copy of the Solicitation and learn more about the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants and the Virtual Prospective Applicant Conferences.

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