USVI– September 01, 2021– V.I. Department of Labor (VIDOL) Commissioner, Gary Molloy, announces the signing of the Labor and Management Awareness Month Proclamation by Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Annually, September is proclaimed as Labor and Management Awareness Month dedicated to raising community awareness of available programs, services and resources that help to meet the ever-increasing demand for a strong, and skilled workforce. The VIDOL will host learning opportunities for the public to include employers, employees, and job seekers as we work to support a dynamic and resilient workforce system.
“The VIDOL encourages the community to participate in the events hosted in person and virtually to showcase partnerships, services, and resources that help with developing and safeguarding the workforce. By discussing the benefits of focusing on employee engagement and management responsibilities, the department will highlight new strategies to help overcome workplace challenges while reinforcing the staple requirements we adhere to by law.”
The VIDOL will have updates weekly to keep the public involved with the scheduled events. The following information is a highlight of key events taking place during Labor and Management Awareness Month:
- Week 1: Labor Management Awareness Month Kick-Off
Tune in and join us as we discuss the role a Labor Management Committee plays in overall employee engagement and discuss best practices for a successful working relationship with members of the GVI Labor Management Committee and Council Members. Additionally, don’t forget to take your best shot and get your COVID 19 vaccination at the VIDOL Vaccination Drives happening this week.
- Week 2: Health and Wellness on the Workplace
Find out more information on preventing job burnout in the workplace as we discuss the signs and symptoms of burnout, risk factors, causes, and consequences of unresolved burnout with a presentation by Island Therapies and The Community Resiliency Project.
- Week 3: Labor Relations
Hear more about COVID-19 workplace policies, your rights as an employer, employee, or jobseeker as well as other topics at the Virtual Labor Affairs Summit with presentations by representatives from the EEOC, OSHA, Hearing and Appeals, Workman’s Compensation and Labor Relations.
- Week 4: Workforce Development and Beyond
Take an opportunity to let Labor Work for You! Tune in and join us as we discuss the various training programs and services available to employers and job seekers. See what industry partners have to offer and find out more about getting involved.
For more information on the Labor and Management Awareness Month events and registration information contact the Workforce Development Division at 340-776-3700 (St. Thomas/St. John)/340-773-1994 (St. Croix) or visit the VIDOL website at www.vidol.gov.