Tom's Work On: Business Issues

Employers and businesses throughout the state of Maryland have come out in support of Tom Perez’s nomination to be Secretary of Labor. He’s built a track record during his as Maryland’s labor secretary as a pragmatic consensus builder.

And in the words of Maryland’s chamber of commerce representing more than 800 companies, Perez is “fair and collaborative…our experiences with him here in Maryland bode well for the nation.”

Hispanic Business Owners Endorse Perez Nomination for Labor Secretary

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.”

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Chair of the Maryland Council of Community College Presidents Endorses Perez Confirmation

“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

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Association of 800 Maryland Businesses, Their Experiences with Perez “Bode Well for the Nation”

Among the broad swatch of the country lining up behind Perez’s confirmation to be Secretary of Labor is the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, which recently sent a letter to the White House in support of his nomination.

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.”

Read the letter here