Hawaii Gov. David Ige has appointed Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Anne Perreira-Eustaquio

Ige Administration

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 Administration

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.

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