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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF JERSEY CITY
NEW JERSEY
JERRAMIAH T. HEALY
MAYOR

Proclamation

United States Department of Labor
Centennial Celebration

WHEREAS, the City of Jersey City celebrates the Centennial Celebration of the United States Department of Labor, on Monday, March 4, 2013; and

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

WHEREAS, working families in the City of Jersey City, across the country, and around the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to assure work related benefits and rights, including the right to be paid fairly for every hour labored; 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 opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment; and

WHEREAS, the impact of the United States Department of Labor has reached outside the confines of the workplace, touching people's lives at all stages, by allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; training veterans and young people for the careers of a lifetime; and guaranteeing the pensions of retired workers; 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 that it will address the conditions of the future, and meet the needs of tomorrow's workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for the past century.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, JERRAMIAH T. HEALY, MAYOR of the City of Jersey City, hereby honor the United States Department of Labor who are celebrating their 100th Anniversary as a leading workforce in what brings America into the future and ask that all residents of the City of Jersey City join me in celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and the Seal of the Office of the Mayor on this 4th day of March in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand-Thirteen.

JERRAMIAH T. HEALY
MAYOR