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CBG redoubles efforts to root out misclassification

If drywall and flooring could talk, it’d probably have a dark story to tell about Wisconsin’s ongoing construction boom. Behind projects big and small, say people close to the industry, there thrives an underground economy made up of contractors who cheat their workers out of wages and benefits to deliver projects on time and under budget.

Veterans in the Skilled Trades Workforce

Last month, Mindy Mulryan, workforce development/project specialist with Construction Business Group, attended the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce event hosted by Entercom in Hales Corner. The panel topic was ‘Veterans in the Skilled Trades Workforce’.  Panelists shared information on how they assist in transitioning veterans from military life to civilian work; how they connect with… Read more »

Badger Yellow Ribbon Outreach

Leroy Miller, Business Agent for IUOE Local 139, and Dan Eckstrom, Human Resources Business Partner at Walbec Group, recently attended a National Guard Reintegration event in Milwaukee for 100 returning military members and their families. Leroy and Dan, themselves both veterans, were able to share their personal stories and promote the great career opportunities available… Read more »

High school seniors now eligible for apprenticeships

In April, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 375, allowing high school seniors to apply for and be registered in apprenticeship programs. This is a great way for students to have an accelerated entry into an apprenticeship and meet industry workforce needs. The Local 139 training center allows students with senior status to attend apprenticeship information… Read more »

WI State Government OKs Operators’ Pre-apprenticeships

The Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council, an arm of the state’s Department of Workforce Development, recently approved pre-apprenticeships for youth taking online classes through Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin as well as adults who are preparing for apprenticeships. This certification is important for the Wisconsin Operating Engineers because it formally recognizes DCA’s online program as a… Read more »