ERIC Number: ED475122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Office of the 21st Century Workforce. XXI, Fall 2002.
XXI, n2 Fall 2002
This document presents information on the U.S. Department of Labor's activities in the following topics areas: developing a skilled workforce; keeping workers safe; building workforce security; and connecting workers with jobs. The following items are included: (1) a discussion by the president and chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, Inc., of the key role of electronic learning in preparing students and workers for the 21st century workplace; (2) a description of the activities of DOL's Mine Safety and Health Administration during the rescue of the nine coal miners trapped in Pennsylvania in 2002; (3) workplace guidelines for repetitive motion injuries; (4) an overview of the YouthRules! program, which is designed to educate young workers, parents, and employers about workplace hazards, labor rules, and the importance of education and skills development; (5) descriptions of recent legislation to reform corporate governance; (6) descriptions of DOL activities to reform retirement savings policy and practice; (7) descriptions of DOL activities and DOL resources to help employers comply with federal regulations and laws; (8) descriptions of selected DOL activities to help employers find suitable employees and help U.S. citizens access available government benefits; (9) a discussion of entrepreneurship among women; and (10) lists of the members of the President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce and its committees. (MN)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Adolescents, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Compliance (Legal), Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Employed Women, Employers, Employment Practices, Employment Services, Entrepreneurship, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Governance, Guidelines, Human Factors Engineering, Information Sources, Injuries, Internet, Labor Force Development, Labor Standards, Linking Agents, Occupational Safety and Health, Online Courses, Online Systems, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Public Sector, Recruitment, Rescue, Retirement Benefits, Safety, Safety Education, Training, Web Based Instruction, Work Environment, Youth Employment
For full text: http://www.dol.gov/21cw/US_Dept_of_Labor_Fall_02.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.