Department of labor and industrial relations initiatives update set

Gov. Linda Lingle’s Kaua‘i Community Advisory Council will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Moikeha Building, meeting rooms 2A/2B, 4444 Rice Street, in Lihu‘e. The public is invited to attend.

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Special Assistant to the Director James Hardway will update the council and the community on the state’s initiatives relating to Hawai‘i’s workforce with a focus on those that directly affect Kaua‘i. He will also talk about how the current economic conditions are impacting our labor force.

Lingle created community advisory councils to give the neighbor islands a stronger voice in state government. The Kaua‘i Community Advisory Council holds monthly public meetings to seek community input and advise the governor of important issues, public priorities, and recommendations for state boards and commissions.

The members of the Kaua‘i council are James Anakalea, Stewart Burley, Linda Collins, Vilamor Galiza, James Itamura, Maka‘ala Ka‘aumoana, Barbara Smith, Matt Takata and Leo Trinidad.

Anyone with special needs requiring accommodations to participate at this meeting should call 274-3100 for assistance at least four days prior to the meeting. For additional information on neighbor island community advisory councils, including meeting minutes and agendas, visit Web site


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