Recently, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed President Obama’s nomination of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor.
Marc Rodriguez, the Board Chairman of the Hispanic Chamber, which represents over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., said that “I am confident Thomas Perez will be a leading voice not only for our nation’s workers, but also for America’s immigrant entrepreneurs… that is precisely the kind of leader we need at the Department of Labor.”
“Mr. Perez recognized the important role that community colleges play in the education of our state’s workforce, and was a tremendous partner at a time of rising unemployment and increased need for community college services. At this time of great transformation for our nation’s workforce, his vision will serve workers, employers and our nation well.”
-Dr. Guy Altieri, chair of the Maryland Council of Community College Presidents and president of Hagerstown Community College
Among the broad swatch of the country lining up behind Perez’s
As per the letter, during his tenure as Maryland’s Labor Secretary, “Mr. Perez proved himself to be a pragmatic public official who was willing to bring differing voices together.”