Hawaii Gov. David Ige has appointed Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
She has been serving as DLIR’s acting director since last month when Scott Murakami resigned after a stressful time dealing with a backlog of unemployment claims due to COVID-19.
Perreira-Eustaquio was the department’s deputy director and “has spent her career in various capacities” in DLIR’s unemployment division, according to a press release, “most notably as administrator of the unemployment insurance program.”
JoAnn A. Vidinhar.
Ige also appointed JoAnn A. Vidinhar as DLIR’s deputy director, the position previously held by Perreira-Eustaquio.
She has served as administrator for DLIR’s Disability Compensation Division since 2015.
Both appointments are subject to state Senate confirmation.
Sign up for our FREE morning newsletter and face each day more informed.
Before you go . . .
Everyone at Civil Beat feels the weight of heightened responsibility. For the past several months our nonprofit newsroom has worked beyond our normal capacity to provide accurate information, push for accountability, amplify smart ideas and new voices, and double down on facts and context to write deeply reported local stories.
The truth is, our evolution as a public service news organization over the past 10 years has prepared us for this moment in time, when what we do matters the most.
Reader support keeps our small newsroom afloat. If you value the work of our journalists, please consider making a tax-deductible gift.