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Peters Construction is accepting applications.
Laborer/Truck Driver
Peters Construction Co., an Equal Opportunity Employer, is currently seeking experienced and qualified construction laborers to fill full-time hourly positions for immediate assignment to various road construction, grading, and underground utility projects around Southwest Michigan. Come join a skilled union workforce with opportunity to grow through mentoring and training. Positions offer competitive wage and benefit package, including health insurance, pension and vacation pay. Please click to link above to submit an online application, submit an application or resume in person at our Kalamazoo office, or you can upload it here:

Consumers Energy is completing the implementation of Background Checks via Great Lakes Safety at all remaining sites, for all new construction contracts. The process is handled between the Contractor and Consumers Energy. You can read the Background Check information here by clicking on this link.


RAM is hosting a job fair/open house at our Grand Rapids Office:

4592 40th Street SE

Kentwood, MI 49512


Saturday, February 18, 2017  •  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



RAM is the oldest and most experienced waterproofing and restoration contractor in the United States. RAM has built a solid reputation based on knowledge, experience and reliability.




•   Bricklayers   •Waterproofers  •Spray Foam Applicators

      • Roofers  • Painters  • Caulkers • Construction Laborers

Click Below Here To Go To Their Website


palisadesAfter a couple weeks of rumors, we now have confirmation.

Palisades Power Purchase Agreement to End Early; Nuclear Plant to Close in 2018

COVERT, Mich. – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), have agreed to an early termination of their power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Palisades Power Plant in Covert Township in 2018, lowering the costs to Consumers’ customers by as much as $172 million over four years. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals. Separately, and assuming regulatory approvals are obtained for the PPA termination, Entergy intends to shut down the Palisades nuclear power plant permanently on Oct. 1, 2018.

Mlive story on Palisades


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Now accepting applications for upcoming work at DC Cook Nuclear Plant in Stevensville, MI.

Applicants must be able to pass background check and drug test.

If you are interested in working please send an email message with your name and contact information to

If you have a resume, please send that along with your email.


Deep-pocketed sponsors are behind the circulation of petitions this year that are intended to prompt the state Legislature to repeal the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act of 1965.

PLEASE DON’T SIGN THE PETITION: repeal would lower workers’ wages, make construction sites less safe, and attract out-of-state contractors and tradespeople to work on building projects funded by Michigan taxpayers. Prevailing wage has benefited Michigan in many ways for 50 years.

You can help. Tell your lawmaker not to support Prevailing Wage Repeal: Click Here To Take Action

logo-200Research shows states that have ended prevailing wage laws don’t save taxpayer dollars – but they do end up with lower pay for workers.

Step up now! Send a message to your state representative and other key lawmakers to stand up for Michigan workers and oppose SB 1, 2 and 3. We have included some of the key issues you might want to put in your letter, but please personalize it as much as you can.

Click here to take action and email your state legislature.

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of its first
application for smartphones, a timesheet to help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed. Available in English and Spanish, users conveniently can track regular work hours, break time and any overtime hours for one or more employers. This new technology is significant because, instead of relying on their employers’ records, workers now can keep their own records. This information could prove invaluable during a Wage and Hour Division investigation when an employer has failed to maintain accurate employment records.

The free app is currently compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Labor Department will explore updates that could enable similar versions for other smartphone platforms, such as Android and BlackBerry, and other pay features not currently provided for, such as tips, commissions, bonuses, deductions, holiday pay, pay for weekends, shift differentials and pay for regular days of rest.

For workers without a smartphone, the Wage and Hour Division has a printable work hours calendar in
English and
Spanish to track rate of pay, work start and stop times, and arrival and departure times. The calendar also includes easy-to-understand information about workers’ rights and how to file a wage violation complaint.