DOL Encourages Employment First Policies in Letter to Governors

Post date: Sep 9, 2015 4:13:27 PM

Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez recently partnered with two state governors to send a letter to governors urging them to adopt Employment First policy. Secretary Perez, Governor Jack Markell (D-DE), and Governor Dennis Daugaard (R-SD) signed the letter encouraging all fifty states to “press on in the unrelenting pursuit of innovative approaches and effective tools for breaking down barriers to the mainstream workforce for unemployed and under employed Americans, especially those with disabilities.”

The letter is available at