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How to survive your first month working in construction

How to survive your first month working in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 30, 2014

In a previous post, I described the attitudes and behavior newbies need to survive their first week on a construction ...

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay, reduce expectations to find enough workers to meet demand

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2014

Construction is Minnesota's fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard ...

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding work, not workers… for now

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2014

Contractors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania say it's not a skilled worker shortage that's causing them problems. It's a shortage of construction ...

North Dakota diesel tech program grows 25%, adds Komatsu program

North Dakota diesel tech program grows 25%, adds...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 09, 2014

A long-standing diesel tech program in the southeast corner of North Dakota gained an additional industry partner this week. Komatsu ...

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate drops again

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2014

Showing signs of momentum after a slowdown from the harsh winter weather seen at the start of the year, the ...

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your construction company

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The economy is growing and construction contractors are scrambling for new employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction ...

A year and a half after Sandy’s devastation, New Jersey leads nation in construction job losses

A year and a half after Sandy’s devastation, New...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 28, 2014

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast in October 2012, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses ...

Another worker shortage compounded by the energy boom could delay construction of $1.3 billion Dallas hospital

Another worker shortage compounded by the energy boom...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 24, 2014

Construction officials with a Dallas area hospital say their project is losing workers and bidders to stiff competition from the oil ...

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a $600 million initiative that seeks to equip more workers ...

North Dakota oil boom causes huge demand for construction workers, hiring difficulty for South Dakota contractors

North Dakota oil boom causes huge demand for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2014

The oil boom that has pulled in construction workers and contractors from across the country to the sparsely-populated state of ...

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