April 16, 2018: John P. Pallasch was nominated as an Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Pallasch, of Kentucky, was most recently the Executive Director of the Office of Employment and Training at the Kentucky Department of Labor. He was previously the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Labor. In that position, he supervised more than 330 staff members and was responsible for a budget of more than $332 million. Pallasch received his BS in sociology and criminology from The Ohio State University, and he received his law degree and a certificate in alternative dispute resolution from the Pepperdine University School of Law.