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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Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and Hispanic Worker Initiative

Compliance and Tools

Executive Order 13166 mandates that all DOL programs should ensure meaningful access to employment and training services. Please find below resources to assist states and local areas in complying with this mandate.

  • Census Data Training and Employment Notice - Announcement of the release of on-line training resources including the Special Tabulation of LEP Information from Census 2000 and Glossary of Terms.
  • Special Tabulation of LEP Information from Census 2000 - Provides data on limited English proficient populations within the geographical service areas of state and local Workforce Investment Areas.
  • Glossary of Terms - A glossary of 144 terms commonly used in the delivery of WIA services, translated into Spanish. A resource for bilingual staff, interpreters and translators.


ETA has made several investments into research and demonstration projects that provide English language and occupational training to ensure individuals with limited English proficiency obtain career ladder positions in high growth industries.

Media Coverage

  • CBS Evening News Report on the Sed de Saber Project
  • Public Service Announcement Promoting Health Care Careers to Hispanics Done in Partnership with Univision Communications