Tag Archives: Hilda Solis

Thomas Perez Nominated Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez, a former head of the Justice Department‘s civil rights division, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Hilda Solis as labor secretary, Reuters reports. Perez has also previously worked on civil rights issues as Maryland’s labor secretary for the Maryland state government and as a council …

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Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris Leading Dept On Acting Basis

Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris has stepped in to lead the Labor Department on an acting basis upon Secretary Hilda Solis’ departure, Fedscoop reports. Harris rejoined the department in May 2009 in his current capacity, three months after being nominated by President Barack Obama. During the Clinton administration, Harris served …

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Labor Dept., IRS to Crack Down on Misclassifying Employees

The Labor Department has signed agreements with the Internal Revenue Service and nine states in an effort to crack down on the business practice of misclassifying employees to avoid paying benefits and taxes. According to a release issued Monday, the Labor Department will share information and coordinate law enforcement with …

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NASA Releases Economic Strategies Report

The President’s Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development, co-chaired by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, today released recommendations to boost economic-development strategies along Florida’s Space Coast. The task force is responsible for developing a plan for how best to invest …

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Administration Reveals Plan to End Homelessness

To curb homelessness, the head Cabinet secretaries from the U.S. Inter-agency Council on Homelessness proposed a strategy that would develop partnerships among the government and outside organizations to help put an end to the issue. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Secretary of Health and …

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More Green Jobs & More Clean-Energy

Clean-energy investments can help America in more ways that one. Moving in the direction of clean-energy also creates millions of jobs, and puts money back in the pockets of consumers. On January 6th, 2010, Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, announced that there would be just about $100 million in federal …

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Plans to Increase Federal Hiring of Veterans

After the members of the Interagency Council met on December 11th, 2009 they decided to push for more hires of veterans by federal agencies. The meeting was co-chaired by Hilda Solis, the Secretary of Labor, Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and John Berry, the director of the Office …

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