State lawmakers gave favorable recommendations on Tuesday a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeships and ultimately the trades.Read More »
As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.Read More »
The good news is the bad news. Wisconsin's not-seasonally-adjusted construction-unemployment rate was the lowest on record for the state in November, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More »
A new online database aims to prevent government officials from feeling in the dark when deciding whether a contractor would responsibly handle taxpayer dollars. The system, officially called the Bidder Database, could hardly come at a better time, say the people behind it. ...Read More »
The comparison of lawmaking to sausage making is usually unfair… to the butcher. With Republicans controlling the governor’s office and both legislative houses, the 2017-2019 Wisconsin state budget was expected to be approved quickly. However, the governor, Senate Republicans, and ...Read More »
In supplying enough skilled workers to build Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, workforce-development groups can't expect to produce different results by doing things in the same old way.
Tagged with: Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Department of Workforce Development Foxconn International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Terry McGowanRead More »
A proposal to let the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local governments use project-delivery methods other than design-bid-build has given rise to an unusual alignment between two groups that are otherwise usually at odds with each other.Read More »
Wisconsin's 5 percent minority contractor participation goal has stood for nearly 30 years with no adjustments, no review and no justification.
Tagged with: ABC AGC Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors John Mielke MBE Minority Business Enterprise program minority contractors minority hiring Miron ConstructionRead More »