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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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Unions in hurry to certify

Spurred by projected hiring goals, local unions are in a rush to certify members in Milwaukee’s Residents Preference Program before the first of three major projects breaks ground in fall.

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Milwaukee’s bid preference law ends

By James Briggs The Milwaukee attorney’s office Monday reported the state budget bill had rendered unenforceable a two-year-old local bid preference ordinance. The budget, which passed in June, includes language mandating that “except when necessary to secure federal aid, a ...

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