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ON THE LEVEL: With Kessenich, AGC of Greater Milwaukee places priority on local experience (VIDEO)

Mark Kessenich, who has served as president and CEO of Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership's Big Step program, will succeed Mike Fabishak, who has been CEO of the AGC of Greater Milwaukee since 1998.

After sifting through more than 150 applications, officials at the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee found they didn’t have to go far for their next chief executive. Mark Kessenich, who will take the reins at the AGC of Greater Milwaukee in June, has spent the past eight years at the workforce-group development group WRTP/Big Step, six of those as president. Recent months have also seen him leading Employ Milwaukee, another large organization with a goal of bringing more people into the workforce.

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Report: Milwaukee resident-hiring program could better promote sustainable jobs

A construction worker inspects safety cables atop the Northwestern Mutual Tower project on April 14 in Milwaukee. A report issued Monday by the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum found that more could be done to employ local workers on projects like the one at Northwestern Mutual. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

A Milwaukee program that aims to connect unemployed or underemployed residents with construction work is not doing enough to lead many of its participants to lasting careers in the industry, argues a new study from a nonprofit organization.

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