A task force wants the state officials to work together better and hire more investigators to root out wage theft, payroll fraud and other abuses, while requiring builders to register with the state in order to work in Wisconsin.Read More »
State agencies on Wednesday told a panel that the costs of the wage theft — a persistent source of concern in the construction industry — have worsened in recent years, depriving the state of millions worth of tax revenue.Read More »
A bill being circulated by state lawmakers would revive a plan to send information about apprenticeships to recent college dropouts, a step aimed at curtailing the state's persistent shortage of qualified construction workers.Read More »
The longtime head of the Wisconsin carpenters’ union will be the top official administering the state’s unemployment system under Gov. Tony Evers.Read More »
Last month, Associated Builders & Contractors held one of Wisconsin’s first-ever “Apprenticeship Signing Days,” replicating signing-day events that are held for high-performing student athletes recruited into four-year universities to play sports.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Dave Branson Gov. Scott Walker John Mielke Wisconsin Building Trades Council Wisconsin Department of Workforce DevelopmentRead More »
With minority-, women- and veteran-owned contractors having shown reluctance to compete for the first set of Foxconn-related contracts, state officials are hoping to stir up more interest through the use of a new loan program.Read More »
A resource fair in Racine on Thursday marked the beginning of a hiring blitz to enlist construction workers for the $10 billion plant Foxconn Technology Group plans to build in southeast Wisconsin.Read More »