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An Incentive to Hire Construction Trainees

An Incentive to Hire Construction Trainees

An expanded state program will give contractors a greater incentive to hire trainees for construction projects.

The Employ Illinois program is a group of training programs for construction jobs. Under the expansion, contractors will receive $15 an hour for hiring workers who have completed that training.

“One of the reasons our unemployment rate is going down and working opportunities are going up is because we understand that transportation is the heart and soul of our economy,” Gov. Pat Quinn said.

The program used to offer a $10 an hour incentive. According to the governor’s office, that incentive led to trainees participating in 269 construction projects around the state.

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