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U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Connecticut’s Inmate Jobs Program

US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez gestures during a presentation during a meeting of the Education and Workforce Committee at the National Governors Association Summer meeting at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Saturday, July 25, 2015. Credit: Steve Helber, Associated Press.

US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez gestures during a presentation during a meeting of the Education and Workforce Committee at the National Governors Association Summer meeting at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Saturday, July 25, 2015. Credit: Steve Helber, Associated Press.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez made a stop in New Haven, Connecticut, to make what he called a house call. He was checking in on an ex-offender re-entry program supported in part by the federal government. It helps those formerly incarcerated prepare for jobs once they’re released back into the community.

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