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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Inclusive Apprenticeships: Share Your Feedback with DOL by January 5, 2016

December 4, 2015
Source: Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)

Apprenticeships offer a great way for people to explore career options and establish a path to stable employment. But, their benefits extend to employers as well, who can use them to attract future talent to their organizations and industries.

To ensure this talent pool is inclusive of all qualified candidates, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on increasing the representation of people with disabilities and other historically under-represented groups in apprenticeship programs.

Employers and other stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the NPRM on or before January 5, 2016 and to assist you in translating the proposed changes, the Employer TA Center has prepared a helpful summary and policy brief. It synopsizes the key provisions in the NPRM applicable to all protected groups; and provides a summary of the NPRM from a disability perspective.

Read the policy brief on the Inclusive Apprenticeships NPRM and learn how to submit your comments at

More information from the DOL on the Inclusive Apprenticeship program: at

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