Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

'Hanging Out' with Secretary Solis

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On May 14, 2012 (EST)

Joined by panelists from across town and across the country, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis participated in a Google Hangout – a live online video conference – on the importance of summer jobs and the administration's Summer Jobs initiative. The event showcased the involvement of Jamba Juice and Southwire as two of the more than 120 companies and organizations that have signed on as Summer Jobs partners, as well as the city of Columbus, Ohio, and the development work of Monica Wilkinson from San Francisco. But perhaps the most compelling story was that of Jorge Otano, who got his first summer job through the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, D.C., where he now proudly works as a full-time employee. As Secretary Solis said, "There's no replacement for the dignity that comes with earning your first paycheck, I know because I've been there. I wouldn't be here today — as the nation's first Latina Secretary of Labor — if it wasn't for the summer work experiences I had growing up."

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