If you are trying to figure out if small businesses are hiring, it depends on where you look.
The Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Tuesday filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against Milwaukee alleging the city has failed to comply with civil rights and equal-opportunity laws in its procurement system.
The president of a group that supports Wisconsin’s business industry says employers are stymied in the search for skilled workers by failed drug tests.
Published: January 17, 2012
Tags: ACEC, American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin, hiring, Jayne Martinko, Mark Gottlieb, Mark Klipstein, Wisconsin State Engineering Association, WisDOT, WSEA
A group representing state employees will be on the outside of a closed door during the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s search for balance in hiring engineers for projects.
By Jack Zemlicka The search for qualified candidates is taking some construction companies outside Wisconsin and the U.S. even though in-state workers are desperate for jobs. “We’re not a country that turns out as many architects and engineers as needed for the future,” said Wendy Culver, human resources director at Mead & Hunt Inc., Madison. [...]
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 9 percent, based on a government survey that found that more than a half-million people found work. A separate survey of company payrolls showed a scant increase of 36,000 net jobs as snowstorms likely hampered hiring. That [...]
More construction firms are planning to hire workers this year than are planning to make layoffs, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released Monday by the Associated General Contractors of America and Navigant. The survey, conducted as part of the Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, shows the industry may finally be emerging [...]
By Paul Snyder Contractors working on state projects should have a choice between hiring apprentices and journeymen, according to construction groups asking the state to ease its employment rules. “We want to see apprenticeship standards used as encouragement; not a hammer,” said Jim Boullion, government affairs director for the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. The [...]
Published: May 28, 2010
Tags: Brusky, contracting, goal, hiring, Marcoux, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Opportunities for Restoring Employment, MORE, ordinance, Randy Crump, Talgo, Tower Automotive
By Sean Ryan The lack of construction hiring and contracting requirements for work at the former Tower Automotive site in Milwaukee is raising red flags from policy watchdogs. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee in April awarded two contracts to renovate a building at the site for Talgo Inc., a Spanish manufacturer of [...]
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee County could pay a price if it penalizes builders that fail to meet local hiring goals, according to a contractor who predicted project bids will rise. Builders concerned about crews or subcontractors falling short of Milwaukee County goals simply will add money to project prices to offset potential damages, said Larry [...]