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Contractors want guidance in recruiting, retaining women, minorities

By Marie Rohde The construction industry didn’t get what it wanted in the Legislative Audit Bureau’s report on women and minorities in apprenticeship programs for the trades. “We were hopeful that we’d hear some success stories,” said Kelly Tourdot, director ...

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Audit finds oversight of state’s apprentices lacking

Madison (AP) — State auditors say the Department of Workforce Development should step up efforts to ensure diversity in apprenticeship programs. The Legislative Audit Bureau found DWD has not consistently required local trade committees, which assign apprentices to employers, to ...

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Lawmakers request apprenticeship audit

Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin lawmakers are investigating the state’s enforcement of apprenticeship laws for women and minorities after fielding complaints that contractors are taking advantage of the system. “The economic downturn is one thing,” said state ...

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