Secretary of Labor

Joyce’s honored guest is Secretary of Labor for the Obama Administration, Secretary Tom E. Perez.  Secretary Perez was nominated by President Obama and sworn in on July 23, 2013, as the nation’s 26th Secretary of Labor.  Secretary Perez’s priorities for the department include ensuring a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work; connecting ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs; promoting gender equality in the workplace; ensuring that people with disabilities and veterans have access to equal employment opportunity; and insisting on a safe and level playing field for all American workers.  During the show, Secretary Perez will discuss the administration’s commitment to competitive employment for people with disabilities.

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