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 »
Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. recently held its annual Graduation Banquet at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. The class of 2011 boasts 255 graduates, representing 127 employers in 10 trades, including carpentry, concrete finisher, construction craft laborer, electrical, ...Read More »