During his campaign for governor, Scott vowed to overhaul state government. He began that process over the weekend by signing three executive orders that would reorganize some key government agencies.
Among them is an order to move the Department of Labor into the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Scott already has a name picked out for this newly merged entity, and he says the "Agency of Economic Opportunity," as he calls it, will do a better job training out-of-work Vermonters for good-paying jobs.
“It will align training programs with existing job opportunities, and produce a competent, competitive and highly skilled workforce, and directly connect those workers with available private sector jobs,” Scott said Tuesday.