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Southwire Embraces Sustainability Through Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships create well-prepared workers with the best form of education: experience. An apprentice will shadow and work for an electrical contractor, while also learning the trade in a classroom setting. Southwire supports apprentices and believes in the mission of IEC’s apprentice program, which is to enhance the independent electrical contractor’s success by developing a professional workforce and providing leadership for the electrical industry.

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Teaching the Newcomers How to Manage Time

According to the online Cambridge dictionary, the ol’ cliché “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks” is said to mean that it is very difficult to teach someone new skills or to change someone’s habits or character. With over 20 years of research in the field, MCA Inc. finds this definition to be true in just about every industry, and it especially holds true in construction.

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The Rising Need for Apprentices

The need for electrician apprentices is great. As our country's infrastructure needs continue to grow, so does the need for electricians. If you're an electrical contractor, then that's great news ... if you can find qualified workers to meet your area's demand.

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In-District Policy Conference Webinar

In an effort to keep the issues that impact your business in front of members of Congress, IEC is convening an “In-District Policy Conference” this August...

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House Republicans Release Tax “Blue Print”

In an effort to begin the conversation over comprehensive tax reform, House Republicans released a tax reform “blue print” three broad goals...

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House Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation Reauthorizing the Perkins Act

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Congress Holds Hearings on Overtime Rule

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Labor Riders Included in House Appropriations Bill

On July 7, 2016, the House Labor, Health, and Human Services; Education; and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations approved its funding bill for FY2017...

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Persuader Rule Implementation Delayed

Last week, the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling delaying the implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent changes to the persuader rule...

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A Safe Job Site Is a Productive Job Site

A safe job site is a productive job site. Any injury on the job site not only eliminates the injured worker’s output, but it also affects other workers performance while they attend to the injured worker and the aftermath of the injury. Safety is not only an economical but also an emotional issue on any job site.

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