Joel Sacks, Director

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Effective January 16, 2013, Joel Sacks is the new Director of the Department of Labor & Industries. For the past 7.5 years, he worked at the state Employment Security Department serving as deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner for the Budget, Policy and Communications Division. Prior to joining Employment Security, he was deputy director of field services at L&I. He also served 4 years at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor. Joel holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Haverford College and a master's degree in public administration from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs. He lives in Olympia with his wife and 2 girls.

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