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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
office of the MAYOR

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, for the past 100 years, the United States Department of Labor has fostered, promoted, and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of this country; and

WHEREAS,the United States Department of Labor has continually sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier, and fairer for everyone; and

WHEREAS,the United States Department of Labor has evolved to meet the changing needs of a changing workforce by partnering with , employers, community organizations, and institutions of higher learning to improve job training, provide lifelong learning to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment; and

WHEREAS,the inestimable value of the services provided by the United States Department of Labor will remain of paramount importance to the well-being of all Americans and will address tomorrow's conditions, and meet the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight, and passion it has shown for the past century;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, George K. Heartwell, Mayor of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, ask all residents to join me in celebrating March 4, 2013, as the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor.

George K. Heartwell