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Department of Labor

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Agency overview

Mission

To foster and promote the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment and protecting benefits.

Current priorities

  • Revitalizing our nation’s economy by expanding job opportunities to get America back to work
  • Keeping employees safe through better training and providing worker protection information
  • Helping workers provide for their families and keep what they earn
  • Improving efficiency and increasing transparency in its economic revitalization programs

Organization

DOL has twenty-eight offices, agencies, and boards.  A sample of DOL’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 376,000 federal employees across 371 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2013 edition, DOL ranked 17th out of 19 large agencies.Learn more