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U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he highlighted the nation’s continuing economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary Scalia first toured the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, where he participated in a roundtable discussion and met with young people transitioning back into the workforce. Secretary Scalia also visited the Pittsburgh Job Corps Center to meet with students and staff. Finally, the Secretary joined the Marcellus Shale Coalition leadership and members to speak at the Coalition’s quarterly meeting about the economic re-opening and the Department’s programs to help skilled workers return to the workplace.

“I was pleased to visit and learn more today about the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh’s work to help men and women re-enter the workforce after serving their time in the criminal justice system,” said U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia. “For Americans leaving the justice system, mastering a new skill or trade can make all the difference in gaining stable, long-term employment.”

Secretary Scalia continued, “I was also pleased to visit with members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition to discuss the importance of a strong American energy sector and the steps needed to help American workers develop the skills needed to succeed in the energy field and beyond.”

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.

Agency
Office of the Secretary
Date
August 20, 2020
Release Number
20-1622-NAT
Contact: Megan Sweeney
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