In honor of Peace Corps Week 2016, RPCVs(&Friends)@DOL is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the newest Federal agency to be recognized as an Employer of National Service! Employers of National Service connects Peace Corps and AmeriCorps with employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. With over 400 National Service alumni, DOL is continuing to illustrate its support and promotion of national service. For National Service alumni, service never stops.
We look to National Service Alumni to support DOL's Mission:
“To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.”
Dedication, along with leadership, adaptability, capacity-building, and the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds, makes National Service Volunteers like you a great addition to any team. We look forward to getting more National Service alumni in our corner!
National Service Volunteers can find amazing opportunities at DOL. Here are just a few highlights:
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
- ILAB's mission is to improve global working conditions, raise living standards, protect workers' ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulnerable populations.
- Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
- At WHD you work directly with the community and practice language skills learned during service to ensure worker’s rights. Topics include minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, family & medical leave, migrant & seasonal worker protections, protections in temporary guest worker programs, and prevailing wages for government-funded contracts. Collectively, these laws cover most private, state, and local government employment, and protect over 135 million workers nationwide.
For more information, visit Employers of National Service. For career opportunities, see USAJobs and the Peace Corps' RPCV Career Link.