Long Term Unemployed Workers Roundtable in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, White House
(May 23, 2014)
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez (left) and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients host a Long Term Unemployed Workers Roundtable in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House on May 23, 2014. During the meeting, Secretary Perez listened to Long Term Unemployed workers tell their stories and day-to-day struggles as they search for jobs.
Wilbert Munfus of Ashburn, Va., (left) had to postpone is dream of buying his first home when he became unemployed. He tells his story as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Eric Seleznow and Secretary Perez listen.
Secretary Perez and NEC Dir. Zients (both center left) listen to the stories of the Long Term Unemployed Workers at the roundtable.
Mary McClellan of Vienna, Va., (left) and Francine Tolson of Falls Church, Va., each have Masters' of Business Administration degrees, but have struggled with long-term unemployment. They share their stories during the roundtable discussion.