Department of Labor
What services are available to assist me in re-entering the labor force?
- Workers have access to Unemployment Insurance, Pension Benefits & Health Insurance Coverage, Job Search Assistance, Job Referral, Local Area Job Openings, Resume Assistance, and Job training through local One-Stop Career Centers.
- If core services are not helpful, you could be eligible for Resume Writing Classes, Stress and Financial Management Workshops, One-on-One Job Counseling, and group career workshops.
Can my employer fire or reassign me if I am pregnant?
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents an employer with more than fifteen employees from firing an employee because they are pregnant and must permit pregnant women from working while they are still able.
What should I do if my employer is discriminating against me because I have a disability?
- The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has a fact sheet that summarizes federal laws that prohibit discrimination against disabled individuals. Contact the state Department of Labor office for additional information.
I have recently become disabled and am unable to do the same work I have in the past? Who should I contact to discuss financial assistance for retraining?
- Disabled individuals preparing to enter or re-enter the workforce may qualify for financial assistance through local One Stop Career Centers or your local state vocational rehabilitation agency. To locate the closest One Stop Career Center, call 1-877-872-5627.
Where can I go for assistance if I am a single mother with no work skills?
- The Women Work!, the national network for women’s employment, assists women with career counseling, job placement, and life skills development. To locate an office nearest to you, call 202-467-6346.
- Your local One-Stop Career Center is a good resource for learning about current job openings and training opportunities in your area.
If you have additional questions, please visit the Department of Labor’s website at http://www.dol.gov/.