Announcement of Public Webinar on the Changes to the Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States
On February 12, 2010, the Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) amended the H-2A regulations at 20 CFR part 655 governing the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment. See Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Aliens in the United States, Final Rule, 75 FR 6884, Feb. 12, 2010 (the Final Rule). The Department's Final Rule also amended the regulations at 29 CFR part 501 to provide for enhanced enforcement when employers fail to meet their obligations under the H-2A program. The Final Rule also made changes to the Application for Temporary Employment Certification, ETA Form 9142. All H-2A applications filed as of March 15, 2010, the effective date of the Final Rule, will be required to comply with the requirements set forth in the Final Rule.
Request for Certification of Compliance Rural Industrialization Loan and Grant Program
The Employment and Training Administration is issuing this notice to announce the receipt of a ``Certification of Non-Relocation and Market and Capacity Information Report'' (Form 4279-2) for the following:
Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, and Section 166(h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA.
Labor Surplus Area Classification Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582
The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration published a notice, Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 42, Thursday, March 4, 2010, page 9955, to update the 2010 Labor Surplus Areas annual list published in the Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 209, Friday, October 30, 2009, pages 56217-56239. This notice did not include the updated Labor Surplus Area list.
Comment Request for Information Collection for Evaluation of the Technology-Based Learning Grants: New Collection
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning a new data collection effort for the Technology- Based Learning Grants Evaluation.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Community-Based Job Training Grants
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $125 million in grant funds for Community-Based Job Training Grants (CBJTGs).
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Trade Adjustment Assistance Technical Assistance and Outreach Partnership Grants
The Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department) announces the availability of approximately $1.2 million in grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) from the dislocated workers assistance national reserve to provide technical assistance and outreach to dislocated workers impacted by foreign trade. Proposed projects must be developed and implemented through strategic partnerships.