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Kentucky's Labor Cabinet says it saved companies up to $434,000 in potential fines by conducting five on-site visits last month for employers across the state.  As a result of the free, on-site visits, also known as "consultative surveys," the cabinet says employers corrected 62 serious violations.

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Members of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet have been touring far west Kentucky to discuss incorporating apprenticeship programs in schools and economic development opportunities in the IT and telecommunications fields. Matt Markgraf recently spoke with Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes and Communications Director Jarrad Hensley about these efforts ahead of a meeting at Murray State University. 

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says the state has set an all-time low occupational injury rate. 

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet recouped $1,922,179.55 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers in 2016.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says it recouped more than $52,400 in unpaid wages for workers in the state last month.

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Kentucky’s labor secretary is trying to get more employers to offer apprenticeship programs that provide employment and on-the-job training for new workers entering an industry.

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will release a monthly report on the amount of unpaid wages it collects and returns employees each month.

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  Governor Matt Bevin’s administration is counting on a growing apprenticeship program to help fill Kentucky’s future workforce needs.

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A Madisonville clothing manufacturing facility has received a Governor's Safety and Health Award for the second year in a row. 

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to Carhartt's Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday for 669,980 consecutive hours without lost time injury or illness.

The new secretary for Kentucky’s Labor Cabinet is a firm believer in apprenticeship and mentorship programs for young people.  

Derrick Ramsey offered testimony this week before the Senate Tourism, Economic Development, and Labor Committee.