In the time since former head of the Department of Labor Hilda Solis resigned from her position, we’ve been interested in who President Obama would tap to carry out the ambitious goals of his second term.  The wait is almost over as we anticipate that President Obama will soon name Thomas Perez to fill the void left by Solis.

Since 2009, Perez has led the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department and previously served as Maryland’s Labor Secretary.  His background will no doubt strengthen Obama’s goal to implement changes affecting immigrant workers as well as increasing the minimum wage.  Perez also brings with him support from organized labor and the Hispanic community.

The President is expected to formally announce his selection in the coming days and we will be sure to let you know as soon as its official.