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We serve to advance Kentucky's workforce by protecting our workers, compensating the injured, and promoting employer excellence in order to ensure Kentucky's place as a hub of innovation and distinction in America and around the world.


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Work Matters Task Force Issues Final Report

Sec. Ramsey joined Gov. Bevin, legislators, and officials from the U.S. Dept. of Labor and the Council of State Governments to help announce... read more

Franklin Employer Launches New Youth Apprenticeship Program

Vermont Thread Gage in Franklin Creates New Apprenticeship Program... read more

Labor Cabinet Secretary Signs Administrative Order Relating to the Enforcement of the Final Beryllium Exposure Rule

Labor Cabinet Secretary Signs Administrative Order Relating to the Enforcement of the Final Beryllium Exposure Rule... read more

State Launches Firsts-of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship for Social Workers

Sec. Ramsey joined Gov. Bevin and officials from the Department of Community Based Services to launch an innovative pilot program that will apprentice... read more

New Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey joined Barren County Judge Executive Michael Hale, local government officials, and representatives from the Barren... read more

Unpaid Wages Returned

Last month, the Labor Cabinet recouped $101,424.73 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers.... read more

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Secretary Derrick K. Ramsey

The career path of Derrick K. Ramsey is one that personifies leadership most notably as an All-American football player, nationally-recognized athletic director, and his service to public office here in the Commonwealth.

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