Outreach and Education

Work with community groups to reach underrepresented workers

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law offers the following ideas to support DOL's goal of promoting outreach to workers from underrepresented groups. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan civil rights organization committed to combatting racial discrimination, and has a strong interest in promoting access to the DOL's services by workers of color.

DOL should partner with established community organizations... more »

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Equitable opportunity

Working with low income women in residence at our transitional therapeutic housing has taught us some valuable lessons. Women who work struggle with inability to afford health insurance, cannot make ends meet with food, transportation, rent, and childcare. Whereas those who do not work have free healthcare, food stamps and Govt subsidies. Why can't working mothers have the same benefits? It does appear that the messaging... more »

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Goverment needs to Go to Job site

Send informed people from the federal government to the job site. Conduct on site training programs just like they teach about medical and saftey issues. Then have these teachers walk around the job site. All the great leaders visited the regular persons. The police go everywhere, so does the media. Even Jesus went and talk with the people to enform them. So send instructors to the job sites.

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Apprenticeship Programs

There are many opportunities available for construction related jobs and other industries, except there is a gap in available skilled laborers/trades.  I think many states could benefit from Apprenticeship programs that teach students or young adults various trades and skills that could help them to learn a very sought after trade and higher salary.

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Where are you posting job ads? Edited

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Job ads have been historically marketed to only certain sectors of our society - white, educated and tech-savvy individuals. To increase diversity of job applicants, employers should be required to post their jobs on numerous sites including sites that cater to different ethnicities, languages, etc. If you're looking for diverse job applicants, you'll need to share beyond the average job ad platforms.

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Center for Woman in the Trades

My name is Margaret Bottomly (everyone call me Sissy) I am presently working as a Electrican at Kingsbay Sub Base. I want to start a center for woman looking to working in the trades. The area is a small town Saint Mary Ga.  Looking to secure a grant to start this center. At this point you might say why and what would make it diffrent from other that make it worth the investment?

I have been in the field for over 35... more »

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Advancing Equity-collaboration

• Accessible licensing transfer of skills

• Expansion of resources in additional languages

• Closer collaborative efforts between US DOL and state DOLs

o Working together to address problem sectors in holistic way

o Building deeper trust with community based organizations

o Providing funding opportunities to expand state enforcement

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Improve Data Sharing on Women and Children in Agriculture

The National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) is conducted periodically (most recently in 2015-16) to collect demographic, employment, and health data in face-to-face interviews with farmworkers. The survey yields valuable information that informs policymaking. However, the survey does not collect information from children working in agriculture, and the survey report does not include disaggregated gender-specific data... more »

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Outreach to Veterans and Others with Disabilities

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) offers the following comments concerning outreach and education to underserved communities of Americans. PVA is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization representing veterans with spinal cord injuries and/or diseases. As veterans with disabilities acquired both within and outside of military service, PVA members interact with and are served by multiple... more »

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Leverage the wisdom of those with lived experiences

The disability community lives by the motto "Nothing about us, without us" that we must have a seat at any decision-making table that affects us (which is every table, as disability cuts across all other demographics), because those with lived experience know solutions that work and must be part of any effective solution. As such, programs are most successful when they develop connections to their constituents with disabilities.... more »

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Create leadership opportunities for diverse workers

Create leadership opportunities for diverse workers by supporting peer-mentoring opportunities.

Truly delivering on advancements in diversity, equity and inclusion means a profound transformation of organizational culture, practical methods, and day-to-day work. However, as some members of RespectAbility's board and staff like to point out, transforming culture requires opportunities for new leaders with diverse, lived... more »

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Farmworker Justice & UFW Foundation Priorities for Racial Equity

Almost every farmworker in the country falls into at least one—if not more—of the categories of underserved communities set forth in President Biden's Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The overwhelming majority of farmworkers today are Latino, most live and work in rural areas, and nearly a quarter of farmworker families have incomes below... more »

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Minority Recruitment

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I believe there needs to be proper training on how to recruit minority groups such as BIPOC and women. These trainings would include building relationships with minority societies (e.g., National Society of Black Engineers)

Also, administer a survey to understand the perceptions of women and minorities.

The departments should consider survey development. The surveys would allow for a cohesive understanding of the perceptions... more »

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