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Hilights Archive: April 20, 2010

G20 Labor and Employment Ministers meet at DOL on April 20-21, 2010

Secretary Solis hosts G20

On April 20 and 21, Secretary Hilda Solis and the Department of Labor hosted a meeting of the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers. It was the first time in history that Labor Ministers from the world’s 20 largest economies met as the G20. The G20 Labor and Employment Ministers discussed the impact of the recent economic crisis on employment in their countries. They shared results and insights from the wide variety of policies the countries have undertaken to preserve and create jobs, protect and assist the unemployed, and adapt to changes in labor markets. The Ministers agreed on a series of recommendations for G20 Leaders and went to the White House to deliver these recommendations to President Obama. Secretary Solis held the meeting at the request of President Obama and the other G20 Leaders. At their summit in Pittsburgh in 2009, the Leaders called on their Labor and Employment Ministers to meet, consult with labor and business, and provide policy recommendations that will put "quality jobs at the heart of the economic recovery."