Rauner signs executive order aimed at helping minorities and veterans

CHICAGO - An executive order that requires state agencies and contractors to report the number of veterans and minorities that are in training and apprentice programs has been signed by Governor Bruce Rauner.

The new measure will apply to contractors, subcontractors, and labor organizations.  The information must be submitted within 30 days.

Rauner signed the order after participating in an event to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  He says unemployment rates for veterans and minorities are "way too high," and that the executive order will help reveal the causes of the high rates, as well as help identifying ways to lower unemployment numbers.
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