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Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position

The Department of Labor announced the creation of a new position that will help monitor the agency's governance architecture. The chief data officer will report to the office of the assistant secretary for policy and will supervise a newly established data board, the department said Wednesday.

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White House Awards $450M in Training Grants to 270 Community Colleges

The White House has awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the U.S. to develop education and career training programs for job seekers in concert with employers. The grantees will partner with Exxon-Mobil, IBM, Delta, Jetblue, CVS and Habitat for Humanity, among others, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training …

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Labor Dept. Considers Tool to Fight Pay Discrimination

The Labor Department is considering the development of a new data tool to collect information on salaries, wages and benefits paid to employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said Wednesday the tool would improve the ability to gather data that could analyze …

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Technology, Engineering Promises Robust Growth in GovCon World

Technology is becoming one of the fastest-growing career fields, with computer-related jobs topping the list and engineering evolving into a promising field for government contractors, according to the Department of Labor. “In the information technology sector, we have seen a significant growth in information security,” Edward Wilde, director of talent …

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NASA Releases Economic Strategies Report

The President’s Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development, co-chaired by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, today released recommendations to boost economic-development strategies along Florida’s Space Coast. The task force is responsible for developing a plan for how best to invest …

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Good and Bad News for America’s Unemployed

The Department of Labor released its weekly unemployment claims report of last week’s data with numbers showing a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week. The number is the largest drop in initial claims for jobless benefits in two months. The department said the claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted …

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