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Department of Labor & Industry Commits to Safeguarding Child Workers Ahead of Summer Job Surge

05/23/2024
Governor Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 budget would enhance child worker protections by expanding the team that enforces Pennsylvania’s labor laws.

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Remains At 3.4% in April

05/17/2024
Total nonfarm jobs number sets ninth consecutive record high, up 81,000 over the year; labor force continues to grow

Shapiro Administration Awards $350,000 Grant to Berks County's Rodale Institute to Support First-in-PA Apprenticeship in Organic Agriculture

05/14/2024
Since Governor Shapiro took office, his Administration has supported the creation of nearly 40 new registered apprenticeship programs in Pennsylvania and invested in the Commonwealth’s ag industry – including two new apprenticeship programs serving the agriculture industry.

Shapiro Administration Recognizes Pittsburgh Pre-Apprenticeship Program Serving Marginalized Communities, Highlights Millions in Apprenticeship Funding in 2024-25 Proposed Budget

05/08/2024
Governor Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal invests in Pennsylvania’s workforce, including $6 million for registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.

Shapiro Administration Celebrates Youth Apprenticeship Week, Expanded Apprenticeship Opportunities Across Pennsylvania

05/07/2024
Since the start of the Shapiro Administration, the Department of Labor & Industry has supported the creation of 39 new apprenticeship programs in Pennsylvania.

Shapiro Administration Announces Significant Decrease in Call Wait Times for Unemployment Compensation Claimants

03/27/2024
Call wait times have dropped by nearly 60 percent since January 2023.

Shapiro Administration Announces New Grant Opportunity for Apprenticeship Programs in the Organic Agriculture Industry

02/29/2024
Governor Shapiro knows agriculture is key to our economy – and this Administration is focused on creating more opportunities for folks to help build the future of Pennsylvania Agriculture.

Shapiro Administration Launches First-of-its-Kind Helpline for Unemployment Compensation Claimants Staffed by Vocational Rehabilitation Customers

02/29/2024
​The new call center will both improve UC customer service and provide valuable job experience for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Shapiro Administration Labor Law Investigators Return More Than $4 Million in Earned Wages to Pennsylvania Workers in 2023

02/08/2024
To continue this work, Governor Josh Shapiro is calling for additional funding in the proposed 2024-25 budget for labor law compliance investigators to further protect Pennsylvania’s workers.

L&I Fines Wendy’s Franchise Owner $300,000 for Child Labor Violations at 21 Restaurants in Southeast Pennsylvania

01/24/2024
The 766 violations range from failure to provide breaks to excessive hours worked in a week, with all fines collected from child labor law investigations deposited into Pennsylvania’s General Fund.

Shapiro Administration Gets Stuff Done: One Year Since Taking Office, the Unemployment Compensation System is Back on Track with Enhanced Customer Service

01/23/2024
Within seven months of Governor Josh Shapiro taking office, the Department of Labor &amp; Industry resolved the pandemic-era backlog of UC claims and all outstanding fraud reports.&nbsp; <br><br>In 2023, the Department of Labor &amp; Industry hired more than 380 additional staff at service centers to improve and expedite the UC process for Pennsylvanians. <br>
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