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Creating Contractor Opportunities with Smart Building Technology

A smart lighting control solution helps decrease lighting energy use, meet building code, and enhance comfort and productivity to add value for both owners and tenants. This is essential for creating the right environment and optimizing performance in any building.

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The Trades in High Schools and Beyond

In days past, one could find a trades program in almost every junior high/senior high school in America...

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Spotlight on IEC Foundation Home Depot ProXtra Program and Midwest IEC

For Midwest IEC, the past two years have been very exciting...

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How to Recruit the Next Generation

Many companies are having difficulties recruiting and hiring skilled tradespeople in today’s market. Much of this is due to the “skills gap,” the gap between candidates’ skills/training and the requirements for certain jobs. Unfortunately, it’s a serious problem that shows few signs of improving. According to SkillsUSA, a national organization that provides career and technical education to more than 360,000 high school and college students, there are 5.6 million unfilled skilled jobs today. Of those jobs, 75 percent don’t require a four-year degree. That’s more than 4 million open U.S. jobs that do not require a traditional college education!

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Budget Deal Includes Health Care Tax Relief

Congress’ short-term funding bill passed in January contained two tax provisions imposed by the Affordable Care Act...

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Task Force on Apprenticeship Holds Web Meeting

The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion held its second meeting via web conference on Tuesday, February 6, 2018...

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Election Rule Comment Period Gets Extension

The National Labor Relations Board request for information regarding the current representation election regulations, or ‘ambush’ election rule, has received an extension...

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John Ring Nominated to the NLRB

President Trump has nominated John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board...

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Become of 2018 PEF Patriot!

Sponsoring the Political Education Fund is great way for your company or chapter to support IEC’s advocacy efforts...

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AHP Proposed Rules Released

On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule in response to President Trump’s executive order (EO) titled, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States,” which directs the federal government to expand access to Association Health Plans (AHPs)...

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