Labor Secretary Hilda Solis at UIC Tuesday to Discuss Challenges, Opportunities Facing Grads

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will sit down with college students and recent graduates at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Tuesday to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face as they enter the workforce.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis; Jennifer Woodard, UIC associate vice chancellor for civic and corporate relations; and UIC students and recent graduates.

Tuesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT

UIC Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
Cardinal Room, 3rd floor

At a time when the unemployment rate for Americans with at least a college degree is about half the national average, advanced education and training have never been more important. However, more than 7.4 million students with federal student loans will see their interest rates double on July 1 unless Congress acts.

As part of a three-city trip, Secretary Solis will have a conversation with these students to learn what the Labor Department can do to help new workers get ahead in today’s modern workforce.

The event is open to the media. Press should notify Scott Allen (312) 353-6976, or Mary Brandenberger, (202) 693-4651, in the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs.

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