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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Labor Day

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 30, 2013
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued a statement to commemorate Labor Day. 

"Labor Day is an important opportunity for us to honor American workers who represent the backbone of our economy. With the creation of more than 7.3 million new jobs in the last 41 months, we must continue to ensure that every American is provided the opportunity to secure a good job. Workforce development is crucial to driving our economic recovery and retaining America's innovative and competitive edge in the 21st century. At the Department of Commerce, we are committed to helping workers acquire the skills they need for high-quality, good-paying jobs.”