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John P. Pallasch Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration

WASHINGTON, DC – Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella today swore in John P. Pallasch as the Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) during a ceremony at the Frances Perkins Building.

Assistant Secretary Pallasch recently served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Department of Labor's Office of Employment and Training. During his previous tenure at the U.S. Department of Labor, he served as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and Management as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. In the latter role, Pallasch supervised more than 330 staff and had responsibility for a budget of more than $332 million.

Pallasch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and criminology from the Ohio State University, and a Juris Doctor and certificate in alternative dispute resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law.

"John Pallasch is a successful leader with workforce development experience at the federal and state levels," Acting Secretary Pizzella said. "I look forward to working with John as the Employment and Training Administration helps Americans get on a path to good, family-sustaining careers."

The Department's ETA administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. ETA provides these services generally through state and local workforce development systems.

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July 24, 2019
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