To foster and to promote the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment and protecting benefits. The Department of Labor also administers unemployment insurance, regulates pension funds and collects and analyzes relevant economic data.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Field offices: seven cities nationwide including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta. Highest concentration of DOL employees: District of Columbia, Texas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, New York, Georgia, Florida and Virginia.
The Department of Labor ranked 16th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 62.3.
DOL has launched a competency/skills assessment initiative, including development of a skills gap inventory and management competencies. Its targeted recruitment efforts are designed to address areas where there are identified skill gaps. DOL engages in outreach to colleges, universities and business schools, and special interest organizations. Innovative marketing materials have been developed to better explain the range of careers DOL has to offer. An Honors Program is being utilized for attorneys with exemplary records who are completing law school or judicial clerkships.
To assist in its recruitment efforts, DOL has granted 107 recruitment bonuses totaling a little more than $410,147, and 34 student loan repayments totaling a little more than $180,907 in FY 2007 and 2008.
Within the next five years, 72% of Senior Executives and 53% of managers will be eligible to retire. Therefore, developing and filling for these positions are a top priority. In addition, DOL will seek to recruit for various compliance and enforcement positions, as well as economists and claim examiners.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
Designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, policy makers and agency leaders, Where the Jobs Are identifies nearly 273,000 mission-critical employment opportunities that will be available in the federal government from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012.