Departing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks out about her role as first Latina Cabinet member

Video by: Ignacio Torres

Departing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis sat down with NBC Latino’s Sandra Lilley and spoke about her historic tenure as the first Latina Cabinet member.  Solis talked about her stewardship at the Labor Department during one of the nation’s toughest economic periods, how Latinos can use education and technology to stay competitive in the workplace, diversity in the president’s administration, and the need to push for continued funding for education and safety nets for the nation’s most vulnerable families. Solis also spoke of her Department’s historic role in securing back wages for workers, including immigrant Latinos.

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