July 9, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Addresses Economic Re-Opening and Workplace Safety during Visit to Florida
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Jacksonville, Florida to discuss the continued re-opening of the economy and to highlight the importance of workplace safety during the re-opening. Secretary Scalia participated in a roundtable discussion with local business and civic leaders, and visited Crowley Maritime, where he met with company executives and employees.
"The business leaders I spoke with in Florida today recognize the importance of workplace safety and health as we re-open businesses and the economy," said Secretary Scalia. "I would like to thank Governor Ron DeSantis for joining me today and for his leadership as Florida focuses on a safe reopening."
"In Florida, we are taking a safe, smart, step-by-step approach to re-opening, and this extensive data driven plan will ensure Florida businesses, and residents have the confidence and support to allow our workforce and the state to hit its economic stride,' said Governor Ron DeSantis. "This would not be possible without the indispensable support of the U.S. Department of Labor through the attention of Secretary Eugene Scalia and the Trump administration that has seen to it that Florida's needs are heard and met."
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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Megan Sweeney, 202-693-4661, Sweeney.Megan.P@dol.gov
Release Number: 20-1388-NAT
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