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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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CITY OF LAKEWOOD
PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, for the past 100 years, the United States Department of Labor has supported the workers 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, working families in the City of Lakewood, across the country, and across the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to assure work-related benefits and rights; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Labor was instrumental in funding $4.7 million for a "workforce development" endeavor for training services and job placement assistance in the greater Lakewood area to individuals affected by joint basing and installation closures; 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 United States Department of Labor has touched people's lives at all stages, allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; training veterans and young people for the careers of a lifetime; and safeguarding pensions for retired workers;.

NOW, THEREFORE, the City of Lakewood hereby congratulates the United States Department of Labor on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary, Monday, March 4,2013, and encourages all residents to acknowledge the contributions of this department to our nation and its workers.

PROCLAIMED this 19th day of February, 2013.

Don Anderson, Mayor

ATTEST:
Alice M. Bush, City Clerk