The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance intended to drive more construction work to small businesses and businesses owned by minorities and women.Read More »
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 ...
Tagged with: ABC AGC apprentices Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Department of Workforce Development DWD Legislative Audit Bureau minorities Waukesha women Zignego Co.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.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 ...Read More »
Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Federal hiring rules are 40 years behind the times, and Wisconsin’s minority construction workers are paying the price. The hiring requirements, instituted by the U.S. Department of Labor in 1980, are based on population data from 1970. ...Read More »
Sophia Tareen AP Writer Chicago — A legal advocacy group launched an education and awareness campaign Wednesday encouraging Latinos in 11 Midwest states to participate in the 2010 Census. The campaign by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund ...Read More »