The Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Interviewed by: Margaret Carlson, Columnist, Bloomberg View
Thomas E. Perez was nominated by President Obama to serve as the nation's 26th Secretary of Labor, and was sworn in on July 23, 2013. Previously Sec. Perez served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice. He previously served as the Secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. He worked closely with business leaders, community colleges and nonprofits on a dramatic overhaul of Maryland's workforce development system to ensure that workers have the skills to succeed, and employers have the workforce to thrive in the 21st century economy.