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    :: Saturday, August 13, 2005 ::

    State to contractors: Insure your workers - By Victoria Wallack, Knox Village Soup, ME
    McCormick was a carpenter and the first woman in the nation to complete a carpentry apprenticeship with the carpenters union before going into the Senate and ultimately the job of state treasurer. She founded the nonprofit Women’s Unlimited to help women on welfare move into good paying jobs.

    Women Unlimited partnered with the state DOT to bring more women into construction jobs there and now Maine is one of the leading states in the country in terms of the percentage of women doing DOT construction work.

    The proposed rule would require contractors and subcontractors to do 700 hours of on-the-job training for every $1 million worth of work toward the goal of having women make up 6.9 percent of the work force and people of color 0.5 percent.
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