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The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

John Gibson talks about Swingle and safety Email
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 02:00 AM

John Gibson, Swingle“One of the first things I worked on 25 years ago when I came to Swingle was cost containment,” says John Gibson, president of Swingle Lawn & Landscape Care. “We started it because we wanted to continue a culture of safety and to change the behavior of our teams.“

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H-2B calls needed to legislators 5-8-17 Email
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Monday, May 08, 2017 05:00 PM

As you know, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 into law on Friday. The law allows the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to approve additional H-2B visas. The President signing the law was a wonderful first step, but we now need to convince DHS to quickly implement this provision of law and immediately resume H-2B processing. We need your help.

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ALCC honors Bill Cary for lifetime achievement Email
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Monday, May 08, 2017 06:00 AM


Bill CaryWhen ALCC announced the recipients of its 2017 Volunteer Service Awards this year, the Bob Cannon Lifetime Achievement Award presentation was especially bittersweet, as the award recognized a longtime ALCC member who will retire at the end of this month.

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Kristen Fefes leaves ALCC with a lifetime achievement honor Email
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Monday, May 08, 2017 05:00 AM


Kristen S. Fefes, CAEThis year, at its 2017 Volunteer Service Awards, ALCC recognized two longtime leaders with a
Bob Cannon Lifetime Achievement Award. One recipient was Kristen Fefes, CAE, former ALCC Executive Director. Fefes served as ALCC’s executive director for 18 years, the longest tenure of any ALCC executive director.

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Free webinar regarding H-2B prevailing wage requests Email
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Monday, May 08, 2017 02:00 AM

The US Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) issued the following announcement last week: 

Webinar Announcement: Employer Filing Tips and Best Practices for Preparing and Submitting H-2B Prevailing Wage Requests
As part of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's (OFLC) on-going efforts to increase public engagement, the OFLC will host webinar on Thursday, May 18, 2017 designed to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on recent program workload trends, common deficiencies and best practices associated with employer request for H-2B prevailing wage determinations (PWDs).

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