Marty Walsh Sworn-in as Secretary of Labor


On March 24, former Mayor of Boston and Secretary of Labor nominee Marty Walsh was sworn-in by Vice President Kamala Harris as President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL is responsible for a wide range of workforce development initiatives helping to maintain a skilled workforce. The swearing-in follows a 68-29 bipartisan vote by the Senate to confirm his nomination on March 23.

During a confirmation hearing on February 4, Secretary Walsh received a mostly positive reception from the Committee and from members of both parties. Secretary Walsh responded to questions on a variety of issues, including on the importance of workforce training, creating alternate career pathways, and preparing for the changing future of work. Secretary Walsh emphasized his experience in working with employers in Boston to establish job training programs and committed to working to strengthen these programs.

For any questions, please contact Government Affairs Associate Michael Altman at maltman@apwa.net. A recording of Secretary Walsh’s confirmation hearing may be viewed at help.senate.gov.