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U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Cleveland, Ohio

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss the economic recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary Scalia toured Fredon and met with company leadership, employees and apprentices to discuss economic recovery and building a stronger workforce through apprenticeships.

“I’d like to thank the Fredon Corporation for allowing me to visit today and for the informative discussions I had with apprentices, workers, and company leadership,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Employers across the nation are increasingly relying on apprenticeship programs to give workers the skills needed to contribute to our nation’s economic comeback. President Trump’s actions will also be crucial to powering our economy out of the pandemic. His decisions to expand apprenticeship programs, cut taxes, roll back unnecessary regulatory requirements, and to implement fair and reciprocal trade agreements like the USMCA will help us rebuild our economy stronger than before.”

“I was honored to welcome Secretary Scalia to the Buckeye State and show him the best of what Ohio manufacturing has to offer,” said Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14). “As someone who has long supported policies to strengthen workforce training and close the skills gap, I’m proud that many of our manufacturers here in Northeast Ohio, like Fredon, focus on recruiting and inspiring the next generation of workers. I thank the Secretary for taking the time to meet with the hardworking team at Fredon today – including their high school apprentices – and look forward to continuing to support his efforts to boost apprenticeships and enhance employment opportunities for workers during these challenging times.”

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.

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September 28, 2020
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