Twinkly lights, red nosed reindeer, snow frosted trees and intricate flakes have started appearing in store windows all over Ohio, an indication that the holiday season is just around the corner. With the holiday season comes holiday sales. Beginning with Black Friday, the annual day after Thanksgiving sale, November and December are two of the busiest shopping months of the year.
In a news statement made by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics released late last week, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced that the number of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that occur among private industry employers has declined.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is taking the month of October to raise awareness of disabled employees in the workplace and celebrate the contributions workers with disabilities make to society. In a press release on the DOL's website from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, she details how our government has been raising awareness of disabled workers since the creation of the National Physical Disability Employment Awareness Week in 1945. Since then, the event has been expanded from a week to a month and now aims to shed light on the ways people of all ethnicities contribute to the workforce.