Governor looks to boost construction jobs

By Matt Porter |

Published 07/18 2014 11:02AM

Updated 07/18 2014 11:04AM

CHICAGO -- People learning to work in construction could get more help finding a job. The state is expanding a program to help apprentices. It encourages contractors to hire young workers to give them a start.

The state was kicking in $10/hour for each worker to help cover costs. Now, it will give companies $15/hour. The governor hopes more jobs will open up. The state plans to invest $1 billion in capital projects.

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