Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgMay 22, 2012 / Issue No. 3-12
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On the Inside
Legal Developments
NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rule Deemed Invalid for Lack of Quorum
NLRB Posting Rule on Hold
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Criminal Background Investigations
Construction Owner Unlawfully Ousted Union Protesters from Common Areas Around Leased Stores
Court Enforces Union Agreement to Indemnify Employer for Withdrawal Liability
OSHA Issues Memo on Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Apprenticeship Fund Expenses
Federal Contracting
AGC Releases White Paper on Impacting Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
Recruiting
Connecting Veterans to the Construction Industry
DOL Seeks Employment for Nation’s Youth
Building Trades
Sean McGarvey Elected Building Trades President
Resources
Top Labor Law & Pension Issues Covered at AGC’s Annual Symposium
DOL Seeks Employment for Nation’s Youth
 

The U.S. Department of Labor has created a special website to help connect the nation’s youth with employers who can offer summer jobs and industry members are being encouraged to provide summer work for low-income youths that either helps them improve their soft skills, such as communication and teamwork; provides insight into the world of work through internships and job shadowing; or provides them a learning opportunity and wages.

At issue are both the high unemployment rate – more than 50 percent - of the nation’s young people, ages 16 to 24, and the need for them to get valuable work experience before they head full time in the workforce.

Employers can sign up to provide jobs and learn more about the initiative, including what types of jobs qualify by visiting the DOL’s website: http://www.dol.gov/SummerJobs/.

Further, the DOL has created a toolkit for employers to assess their company and learn how they can best connect with youths.

If your company does offer summer jobs to youths, please let Liz Elvin know by sending an email to elvinl@agc.org letting AGC know how our industry has helped with this initiative so that we can publicize your good work!
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