On the third Monday of January each year, the United States observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a federal holiday. While his birthday is technically January 15th, this calendar observance falls under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968, which initially moved three federal holidays -- Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, and Labor Day -- permanently to a Monday. Dr. King worked tirelessly for freedom, justice, and equality for all people. His efforts were instrumental in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act paved the way to the formation of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He envisioned social good in the labor market for those who could not find meaningful employment, and believed in the fundamental right to work so that everyone could reach their potential. We leave you with five quotes from this iconic leader on the topic of labor and workforce development: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." "Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better." "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But, whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." "We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind." VOS Sapphire , our flagship labor exchange and case management product, helps provide equal opportunities to those seeking employment with the tools they need to find quality, high-paying jobs. We work with OFCCP and EEOC compliance vendors to provide millions of jobs to state job banks. Learn more about VOS Sapphire today.