Employment and Training Administration

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. Its mission is to provide training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services. ETA administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems.

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
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Agency overview
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Agency executives
  • John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training[1]
  • Byron Zuidema[2], Deputy Assistant Secretary of ETA

Programs administeredEdit


The agency was at first called the Manpower Administration when it was founded in 1954. It was given its present name in 1975.[3]

The most recent confirmed Assistant Secretary was Portia Wu, until January 2017.[4] The top position has remained vacant since then, and the acting head of the agency is Molly E. Conway.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ About ETA at Department of Labor website
  2. ^ Byron Zuidema
  3. ^ https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/employment-and-training-administration Employment and Training Administration] in the Federal Register
  4. ^ Portia Wu page from ETA official site, as of December 15, 2016, now at Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Leadership Team, U.S. Department of Labor website

External linksEdit