Yet, 77% of high school seniors expect to receive the bachelor's degree (Olson, 1996), and 67% of the 1997 high school graduates were enrolled in college in the fall of 1997 (U.S. Department of Labor
For further information on this legislation, contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor
's 1991 Dictionary of Occupational Titles recognized 12,741 occupations in the U.S.
Each year, employers spend tremendous resources fighting employee lawsuits, complying with the demands of government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor
(DOL), to investigate possible violations of employment laws.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the nation's largest and oldest association of construction contractors, announced that it has entered into a formal partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor
But Charles Jeffress, assistant secretary for occupational safety and health with the U.S. Department of Labor
, denied that the rule would result in the federal government interfering with how the states administer workers' comp or that the department was exceeding its statutory authority.
A Construction Industry Institute study indicates that 75 percent of contractors are experiencing shortages--and the U.S. Department of Labor
's Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the construction industry will need to attract 240,000 workers each year, to replace those leaving the workforce or retiring, while still allowing for industry growth.
The U.S. Department of labor
's Current Population Survey provided additional information.