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City of Richmond

Office of the Mayor
Richmond, VA USA 23219

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, working families in the City of Richmond, 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, 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 services provided by the United States Department of Labor will remain of paramount importance to the well-being of all Americans, addressing tomorrow's conditions and meeting the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for the past century;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of the City of Richmond, Virginia, do hereby present
this Proclamation to
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
in celebration of their Centennial Anniversary and ask that all residents of our great city join me in
celebrating this milestone.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused to be affixed, the seal of the City of
Richmond, this 19th day of March, 2013

Dwight C. Jones, Mayor
City of Richmond