September 24, 2020

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington was installed as the Board Chair for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) yesterday.

National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.

Washington was elected last year as Chair Elect and assumed the role of Chair during yesterday’s 84th Annual Meeting and Workforce Summit.

“I’m excited to take on this new opportunity and to connect with my peers across the country in learning best practices and comprehensive strategies to strengthen Alabama’s economy and Department of Labor,” said Washington. “I’m extremely honored that my colleagues have placed me in this position and am grateful for their expertise and friendship.”

Washington has served as Secretary of Labor since 2014.

Washington will serve as Board Chair until September 2021 and will remain on the board for another year as Past Board Chair.


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