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Public, private stakeholders sketch Apprenticeship Expansion roadmap

The 20-member Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, representing business, labor, trade and industry groups, plus educational institutions and federal government agencies, offers actions and policy recommendations in a report presented to President Donald Trump.

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Lawmakers deepen funding commitments in water infrastructure proposal

Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), the respective chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and its Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, have introduced the $2.4 billion America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 with an eye to:

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REPORT PROVES SAFETY SPIKE EFFECT ON BEST PRACTICES-DRIVEN CONTRACTORS

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Survey: Employers reel from regulatory shifts, new forces impacting workplace

San Francisco-based Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released the results of its seventh annual survey, completed by 1,111 in-house counsel, human resources professionals and C-suite executives. The Littler Annual Employer Survey, 2018 analyzes the impact that sweeping regulatory changes and other factors, including the #MeToo movement, are having on employers.

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EPA opens water infrastructure funding round with deepened pockets

An Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Funding Availability invites letters of interest from states and municipalities seeking credit assistance under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), whose funding doubled from the prior year as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

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