About the Workforce Primer

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) has provided this website to give current and prospective partners a high-level introduction to the public workforce development system. Whether you represent an employer, a labor organization, a community-based organization or another new or prospective partner, you’ll find access through this Workforce Primer to dozens of online resources ranging from one-sheets and org charts, to recorded webinars and downloadable Toolkits.

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How to Get Started

To access key resources within the Workforce Primer, just click on the navigation bar to learn:

  • About DOL – a simple overview that describes how federal, state and local resources work together; includes key links to America’s Service Locator to find connections and resources nearest you.
  • DOL Programs – current and continuous programming emphases that are funded by DOL; includes links to local program information.
  • Making the Connection – specific information for employers, labor organizations, community-based organizations, and ARRA grantees.
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You can also click any of these homepage links, and use your back button to return:

  • Basic Resources - links to info about the public workforce system in general
  • Resources - see what’s current (“Recent”) and most-viewed (“Top”)
  • Making the Connection – specific information for employers, labor organizations, community-based organizations, and ARRA grantees.

Related Resources

For information on applying for federal grants, please reference grants.gov.