Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, released the following statement about Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, being considered the next Labor Secretary:
Andy Puzder is a proven champion of small business issues and would make an excellent next Labor Secretary. His understanding of how labor regulations prevent small businesses from hiring and thriving would be a welcome relief to American job creators who have suffered under this Labor Department’s regulatory agenda that has included the overtime rule, persuader rule, and blacklisting rule – to name a few. It’s time to make someone who has actually created jobs rather than just regulated them out of existence the next Labor Secretary. Andy Puzder has signed the front of a paycheck and understands what it takes to create jobs at all levels from entry-level to executive making him the perfect candidate.