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 1        AN ACT in relation to the Illinois work force.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  1.   Short  title.  This Act may be cited as the
 5    Illinois FIRST Job Opportunities Initiative Act.

 6        Section 5. Illinois FIRST Job Opportunities Initiative.
 7        (a)  For any construction  contract  with  the  value  of
 8    $1,000,000  or more funded in whole or part by Illinois FIRST
 9    funds or by any State funds, the State of Illinois shall post
10    the following information  pursuant  to  the  procedures  set
11    forth in subsection (c):
12             (1)  the  approximate  number  of apprenticeship and
13        journey-level hours that will be required  and  available
14        for  each  skilled  and  unskilled  trade  to be utilized
15        within any contract and subcontract  to  be  awarded  for
16        that  project, and any other employment opportunity to be
17        made available pursuant to such contract or subcontract;
18             (2)  the approximate period  of  time  during  which
19        work  on  any  contract  or  subcontract  will  continue,
20        including   the   approximate  beginning  date  that  any
21        employment  opportunity  will  arise  pursuant   to   the
22        contract;
23             (3)  the    description    and   location   of   the
24        construction project; and
25             (4)  the specific procedures that must  be  followed
26        to  apply  for  any employment opportunities arising from
27        the contract or subcontract, including location and hours
28        of any union or other offices.
29        (b)  Any  prime  contractor  receiving  any  construction
30    contract with the value of $1,000,000 or more funded in whole
31    or part by Illinois FIRST funds or by any State funds  shall,
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 1    on  the date the contract is awarded by the State, supply the
 2    Department  of  Employment  Security  with   the   employment
 3    information  specified  in  subsection (a); provided that for
 4    any subcontract awarded during the duration of the  contract,
 5    the information specified in subsection (a) shall be provided
 6    by  the  prime  contractor  on  the  date  the subcontract is
 7    awarded. Any such contract shall include the requirement  for
 8    the  prime  contractor  to  supply the information within the
 9    timeframes set forth in this subsection.
10        (c)  All employment opportunities required to  be  posted
11    under  this  Section shall be submitted by a prime contractor
12    to the Department of Employment Security, utilizing forms and
13    procedures developed and made available  by  the  Department.
14    The  Department of Employment Security shall, upon receipt of
15    such information from any prime contractor:
16             (1)  post the information on an appropriate State of
17        Illinois Internet site;
18             (2)  post  the  information  with  the  job  service
19        program maintained by the State;
20             (3)  post  the   information   with   all   Illinois
21        Employment and Training Centers throughout the State; and
22             (4)  provide   electronic   links  to  the  Illinois
23        Department of  Transportation  website  and  the  Capital
24        Development Board website where the information, specific
25        to those agencies shall also be posted.
26        In  addition,  the information provided to the Department
27    of  Employment  Security  shall  be  provided  by  the  prime
28    contractor or his or her representative  to  any  person  who
29    seeks  employment  directly  at  the job site at an office or
30    trailer where site business is conducted.   The  information,
31    or  reference as to how to obtain it, shall also be posted in
32    an easily accessible public place at the same location.
33        (d)  Any prime contractor awarded a construction contract
34    with the value of $1,000,000 or more, funded in whole or part
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 1    by Illinois FIRST funds or by any State funds, shall submit a
 2    monthly report to the State of Illinois  that  shall  include
 3    information   as   to   the   number  of  apprenticeship  and
 4    journey-level hours worked by race and gender in each skilled
 5    and unskilled trade on  all  projects  employing  skilled  or
 6    unskilled  labor  during  the  preceding month.  The Governor
 7    shall designate an office within a State agency that shall be
 8    responsible for the development and dissemination of a simple
 9    reporting form, both in paper and electronic  format,  to  be
10    utilized  by all State agencies and prime contractors covered
11    under this Section  and  shall  be  further  responsible  for
12    monitoring   compliance   with   the  reporting  requirements
13    specified in this subsection. Any report  submitted  pursuant
14    to  this  subsection  shall  be  made available, at a nominal
15    charge, to any member of the public who requests a copy.

16        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
17    becoming law.

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