STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3048

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 566, 567, 568, 569

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Labor, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 566, 567, 568, and 569, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Hawai'i Workforce Development Council

 

G.M. No. 566

JASON ITO,

for a term to expire 06-30-2018;

 

G.M. No. 567

JASON ITO,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 568

MICHAEL KAMIYA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2020; and

 

G.M. No. 569

YVETTE GIBSON,

for a term to expire 06-30-2021,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Jason Ito, Michael Kamiya, and Yvette Gibson for service on the Hawaii Workforce Development Council.

 

Jason Ito

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nominations for the appointment and reappointment of Mr. Ito from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Workforce Development Council; Kyo-ya Management Company, Ltd.; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; and seven individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Ito's experience in labor and community relations, background, and knowledge qualify him for appointment and reappointment to the Hawaii Workforce Development Council as a representative of the private sector, including nonprofit organizations and business in the State. Mr. Ito is currently employed as Director of Administration, Labor, and Community Relations for Kyo-ya Management Company, Ltd., where he is responsible for all union and labor relations, collective bargaining agreements, associate development and enrichment programs, and community engagement and support. Mr. Ito also has over twenty-five years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Your Committee finds that Mr. Ito brings to the Council extensive expertise in labor and community relations to assist in aligning the work of the Department of Labor and industrial Relations with the needs of businesses and individual customers.

 

Michael Kamiya

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Mr. Kamiya from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Workforce Development Council, Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Maui County Farm Bureau, and one hundred fifteen individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Kamiya's experience in the agricultural community, background, and knowledge qualify him for appointment to the Hawaii Workforce Development Council as a representative of the private sector, including nonprofit organizations and business in the State. Mr. Kamiya is currently employed as the sale director of Kamiya Gold, Inc., where he oversees all sales and distribution of fresh papayas, including customer and vendor relations, accounting and bookkeeping, and employee management. Mr. Kamiya also has almost seven years of experience in the agricultural community. Your Committee finds that Mr. Kamiya brings to the Council extensive expertise in the management and sustainability of a small family farm and therefore will be an asset to the Council from the perspective small agricultural producer.

 


Yvette Gibson

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Ms. Gibson from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Workforce Development Council, Hawaii Pacific Health, and three individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Gibson's experience in human resources, background, and knowledge qualify her for appointment to the Hawaii Workforce Development Council as a representative of the private sector, including nonprofit organizations and business in the State. Ms. Gibson is currently employed as the talent acquisition manager at Hawaii Pacific Health, where she directs accountability and oversight for recruiting and retaining talent in one of the State's largest health care systems. Ms. Gibson also has over fifteen years of experience in talent acquisition and recruitment. Your Committee finds that Ms. Gibson's extensive expertise in recruitment makes her uniquely qualified to provide feedback, guidance, and suggestions about trends and potential strategies that will help build programs and initiatives to strengthen the economy.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor,

 

 

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair