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