Department of Labor Celebrates 100 Years of Service
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation this year? President William Taft created the cabinet agency just hours before he was succeeded by President Woodrow Wilson on March 4, 1913. In celebration of their centennial, DOL has created a website that showcases the agency's long history, current news, and what is in store for the future. While the future is bright at DOL, there are many benefit programs that cover a variety of citizen needs - right now! The following are just a few of the DOL programs housed on that may assist citizens in need of workplace assistance.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The FMLA Act provides workplace protections - unpaid, job protected leave - to those living with a serious health condition. The Act is also celebrating an anniversary this year, its 20th since being signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993. In order to qualify for the protections of the FMLA, you must work for the government or a private employer and meet certain other conditions listed here. To read more about the Act, DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has additional information and requirements.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP): The Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs enforces the non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations of Federal contractors and suppliers to the Federal government. OFCCP protections cover anyone working for a Federal contractor or supplier.

One-Stop Career Center Initiative: One-Stop Career Centers are at the heart of the new workforce investment system emerging under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These centers provide an integrated array of high-quality services so that workers, job seekers, and businesses can conveniently find the help they need under one roof in easy to reach locations. To find a One-Stop Career Center near you, visit or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

National Farmworker Jobs Program: The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides job training, employment assistance, and other supportive services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents with the goal of helping farmworkers secure full-time employment. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a migrant or seasonal farmworker authorized to work in the United States, whose income is low or very low.

To view a list of 30 DOL programs on, visit the Browse by Federal Agency page and select "U.S. Department of Labor." To find out if you are eligible for these or any of the over 1,000 benefits on our site, click "Start Now" on the homepage to use our confidential Benefit Finder.