Labor Party pledges apprenticeship quotas in public procurement

Adam Leach is a freelance business journalist
13 June 2016

Labor leader Bill Shorten has promised to use publicly funded projects to boost the number of apprenticeships available to young Australians by building quotas into public procurements.

Launching the Labor Party’s apprenticeship policy, the leader of the opposition pledged that under a Labor government, one in 10 jobs on all priority infrastructure projects would be filled by an Australian apprentice, creating 2,600 extra positions.

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