Labor Department Invests in Support for Job Quality in Critical Care Sectors

The funding is focused on training for caring industry roles.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced $12 million in additional funding aimed at enhancing job quality and expanding access to jobs within critical industries. The investment will focus on training for roles in the care economy, such as home, elder, and childcare.

The distribution of the second-round Critical Sectors Job Quality grants is intended to address the need for workers in these industries. These positions have traditionally offered lower pay with limited benefits, inadequate worker protections, and heightened job instability.

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su said. “Good jobs change lives and these grants will help to do just that…This additional round of funding of our Critical Sectors Job Quality grants will help improve the quality of jobs in high-demand industries that will continue to drive our historic economic growth.”

The Critical Sectors Job Quality Grant Program, administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), involves collaborative partnerships with industry and worker representatives to support job quality and promote positive outcomes.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Secretary Su to seek God’s guidance as she oversees the Labor Department.
  • For U.S. labor officials as they support increased training and benefits in the caring industry.

Sources: Department of Labor


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