Department of Labor

Department of Labor

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. It administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; and unemployment insurance.

Number of Employees: 16,000

Career Fields:

Investigation and Inspection
Government and Policy
Medical and Public Health
Information Technology

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09): 1,899

Top Five Occupations:

Claims Examiner (387)
Economist (285)
Mine Inspector (252)
Safety and Health Inspector (126)
Workforce Developer (111)

Current Vacancies:

Click here for a current list of DOLvacancies.

Agency Website

Department of Labor

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