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OSHA Penalties Will Increase Significantly in 2016

12/11/2015 8:53 AM

Although few people noticed, the recently signed federal budget deal will significantly increase OSHA fines. Congress has directed OSHA to author rules that increase its penalties to account for current inflation levels, which would raise proposed fines 70-80 percent. 

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Endorses Ron Johnson

11/20/2015 2:28 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin formally endorsed Ron Johnson on Friday, citing his record of fighting against Washington overreach and burdensome regulations to help the private sector create good jobs for Wisconsin families.
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Manpower Survey: Skilled Trades Vacancies Hardest to Fill in U.S.

11/13/2015 12:10 PM
A survey from Manpower Group – a well-known staffing and workforce development company – finds that job vacancies in the skilled trades are the hardest to fill in the country. For the seventh straight year, skilled trades topped the list.
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Apprenticeship Week Highlights Rewarding Jobs in the Construction Industry

11/6/2015 9:08 AM
Graduate high school, go to a four-year college, get a job. This is what many parents and guidance counselors tell their children and students nearly every day. But, there is another option that needs to be talked about: apprenticeships.
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ABC of Wisconsin Adds Michael McDonald to Apprenticeship Staff

11/3/2015 8:39 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin announced the hiring of Michael McDonald on Tuesday as an education coordinator.
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Wisconsin’s Construction Unemployment Rate Drops Year-Over-Year

11/2/2015 3:45 PM
As the economy continues to grow, it is good news for the construction industry in Wisconsin. The not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rate has dropped by 1.4 percentage points year-over-year – from an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in September 2014 to 5.4 percent in September 2015.
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ABC of Wisconsin Announces Nick Novak as Director of Marketing and Communications

10/30/2015 3:57 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin announced the hiring of Nick Novak on Tuesday as Director of Marketing and Communications. Novak will replace Chris Reinhart, who recently retired.
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ABC Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

10/16/2015 11:40 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is celebrating Careers in Construction Month this October by recognizing the investment its members and chapters make each year to attract and train the construction workers of the future.
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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Obama Administration’s 'Blacklisting Proposal’

8/28/2015 8:45 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today submitted comments urging the withdrawal of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Notice of Proposed Guidance (NPG) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), commonly referred to as the blacklisting proposal. Read the rest of entry »

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7/27/2015 5:00 AM
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