Contact Us

Montana Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly Confirmed for National Post

Keith Kelly
Photo courtesy of MT.gov

Former Montana Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly spent Wednesday cleaning out his office at the Department of Labor and Industry in Helena.

After a U.S. Senate confirmation on Tuesday, Kelly was approved for his new post in Washington D.C. where he will serve as the assistant secretary of labor for veterans’ employment and training.

“It’s very similar to the job I do now” says Kelly speaking about his new position.” I’ll be a public administrator working across the board to discover which programs work and to keep programs going that are working well. My primary responsibility is to help all of these returning veterans and to get them integrated back into civilian society”

. As to his work in Montana, Kelly says “I’d like to say I engineered it all, but that would be saying too much. We’ve just come under 6% unemployment in Montana, the economy is recovering pretty well, we’ve had major workers compensation in reform in Montana. Long story short it’s a dynamic process. I found this agency in pretty good condition and I feel confident that I’m leaving this agency with a really good team of people.”

Kelly worked at another national post during the Clinton administration and says he will be comfortable moving back to D.C.

Former Montana Attorney General Candidate for the Democratic Party Pam Bucy will take over for Kelly starting next Monday.

 

More from AM 1450

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kmmsam.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1450 KMMS quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on AM 1450 KMMS quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!