Burdened by a steady pattern of overregulation, employers across this country should welcome the nomination of one of their own to be secretary of Labor. Andrew Puzder not only brings an entrepreneurial spirit that has driven him to be a successful CEO, but a deep understanding of how the government and the business community can work together to support job creation and economic growth.
Puzder has a record of growing businesses and creating jobs. He joined CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr, during a period when the company faced an uncertain future due to financial difficulties. Under Puzder’s leadership, CKE Restaurants moved into a period of significant economic growth. Today, the company is one of the largest employers in the country and generates nearly $1.4 billion in annual revenues.