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Secretary of Labor visits Valley

August 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Just days before Labor Day, U.S. Secretary of Labor visited the Blackstone Valley to meet students looking to enter the workforce in Pawtucket, tour a Central Falls manufacturing plan and help hand out about $1.4 million in new federal money for the state.
After meeting with youngsters participating in BVCAP’s (Blackstone Valley Community Action Program), Secretary Hilda Solis said, “Witnessing the testimony of young people about what their efforts have been, what they have gone through, some of their challenges, is really something I think is very personal and very moving. I often wish that more people, not just in the cabinet but in the House of Representatives and the Senate could hear because they would have a better sense and idea about what these training programs are all about — they are about helping us prepare people for the future and our own competitiveness.”

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