Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgJune 29, 2017 / Issue No. 04-17
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On the Inside
Regulatory Reform
AGC Meets with Labor Secretary Acosta
Labor Department Formally Moves to Rescind "Persuader Rule"
US Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance
Affirmative Action
AGC Hosts OFCCP Contractor Compliance Meeting
Compensation
Construction Staff Wages Expected to Rise by 3.4% This Year
Workforce Development
Union Sector Anticipating Overall Growth in Contracting Industry but Already Experiencing Growing Labor Shortages
Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships
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Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships
 

On June 15, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing the Labor Department to investigate how it can cut back the federal government’s role in creating and monitoring apprenticeship programs, a move that the White House claims will help fill vacant jobs.

The executive order intends to move the role of developing government-funded apprenticeship programs from the Labor Department to third-party private entities — including trade groups, labor unions and businesses. The third parties would set their own bar for success and submit their metrics to the Labor Department for approval.

The order will also double the amount of money for apprenticeship grants, from $90 million to nearly $200 million a year.

For more information, contact Claiborne Guy at 703-837-5382 or claiborne.guy@agc.org.
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