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U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Reopening During Visit to North Carolina

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Mooresville, North Carolina, where he joined business leaders for a roundtable discussion on reopening the economy safely. Secretary Scalia also toured a local Lowe’s store, met with frontline employees and discussed the reopening process with Lowe’s leadership team.

“It was great to visit North Carolina today to hear from those who have been working through this pandemic as well as those who are excited to get back to work,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “I’m encouraged by the careful steps being taken by so many businesses to protect workers and customers as the economy begins to reopen.”

During the roundtable discussion, Secretary Scalia highlighted President Trump’s swift and comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic disruption caused by it. He also discussed the Department’s efforts to help states incentivize workers to return to the workplace, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s continued work to provide relevant guidance to employers as they meet their duty to protect employees from coronavirus.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Office of the Secretary
June 1, 2020
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Media Contact: Department of Labor National Contact Center
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