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There have been reports of phone calls made from a Department of Labor phone number (202-693-2700) soliciting personal information and/or promising funds to those receiving the calls. These calls were not authorized by the Department of Labor. ETA and the Department of Labor do not and will not solicit Personally Identifiable Information, such as your Social Security number, or other personal information, over the phone. If you receive a call like this from a number that looks like an ETA phone number, consider it a spam call, hang up, and report the call to the US Department of Labor at 1-855-522-6748.

For more information about how to recognize spam calls, please reference the IRS site about recognizing these imposter calls: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

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Statistics

Apprentices and Participation Trends
  • In FY 2011, more than 128,000 individuals entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there are more than 388,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • In FY 2011, nearly 54,000 graduated from the apprenticeship system.

Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • There are approximately 24,000 registered apprenticeship programs across the nation.
  • In FY 2011, 1,400 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide.