Another cabinet vacancy: Hilda Solis resigns as labor secretary

Another cabinet vacancy: Hilda Solis resigns as labor secretary

The reshuffling of President Obama’s Cabinet gained speed Wednesday when Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced her resignation, but White House officials said three others, including Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., would remain in their jobs.

Obama hailed Solis, who presided over a period of high unemployment, as “a tireless champion for working families” during “the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.” In a statement Wednesday, the president said that “her efforts have helped train workers for the jobs of the future, protect workers’ health and safety and put millions of Americans back to work.”

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