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Meet Department of Labor's
ARIEL BATUNGBACAL

Careers - Office Life
 Fighting For Veterans
Office Life
Fighting For Veterans
As an active duty member of the military since she graduated from college, women veterans’ issues are an important cause for Ariel. She now uses her military background—and previous stint at the Department of Defense—to inform her work on the Women Veterans Employment Initiative, where she helps female veterans get back into the workforce once they’ve finished their service to the country.
Careers - What Ariel Does
 White House Fellow
What Ariel Does
White House Fellow
Ariel gets into the office at 8:30 AM and starts her mornings in meetings with the Secretary of Labor, the Department’s Chief of Staff, and senior staff members from agencies across the Department. Ariel primarily focuses on women veterans’ issues, and she interfaces with stakeholders and other key players from other Departments, DOL agencies, and key stakeholders throughout the day to try and ensure resources are available to address women veteran employment challenges.
 
 
“My favorite part about working here is the opportunity to see the perseverance to improve the lives of American workers.”
 
“My favorite part about working here is the opportunity to see the perseverance to improve the lives of American workers.”
 
 
“The Department of Labor is very forward-thinking—it’s constantly looking at new ways to renew, revive, and improve upon what we do for society.”
 
“The Department of Labor is very forward-thinking—it’s constantly looking at new ways to renew, revive, and improve upon what we do for society.”