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It’s National Small Business Week!

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor offers a wealth of free resources to help small business owners recruit, hire, and train a strong workforce?

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From incarceration to employment

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Reentry week, April 24-28, 2017, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Justice, calls attention to the approximately 600,000 citizens who will leave incarceration this year and return to their communities and families.

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5 ways to make your workplace inclusive for people with invisible disabilities

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An increasing number of people live with disabilities that other people can’t tell they have just by looking at them.

Here are five things you can do for people with invisible disabilities in the workplace—whether you’re a boss or a co-worker

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Job accommodations bring jobs within reach

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A disability can make some jobs unattainable—or unsustainable. But job accommodations can bring many jobs within reach.

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Manufacturing careers: a whole new world

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You may have heard mention of manufacturing jobs in presidential campaign conversations. Here’s a timely look at some developments in this influential industry.

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Labor laws protect vulnerable workers

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Did you know that everyone who works in the United States has the same workplace rights?

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Workplace risk, workplace safety

Safety First

Have you ever felt unsafe in your work, or observed risky conditions in a workplace?

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is the go-to source for improving, and reporting, unsafe work conditions in the United States.

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Employee retention ideas: low-cost and effective

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Hiring employees requires effort and expense, making retaining them a top priority. Fortunately, many effective retention practices are low-cost or free.

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What is the minimum wage?

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Minimum wage in the United States: if the topic incites both your curiosity and confusion, read on for some facts, myth busters, and revelations.

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Training options for your staff

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Looking for resources to offer training to your employees?

Whether you need to train one staff member or your entire workforce, you can find lots of great options right in your community.

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