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How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 01, 2014

The biggest challenge facing the heavy equipment industry is the lack of qualified workers in any skill area. The problem ...

Georgia high school students get a day of hands-on experience at Albany Tech’s construction career day

Georgia high school students get a day of hands-on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 26, 2014

High school students in Albany, Georgia got to spend a full day getting acquainted with the construction industry and the ...

BuildColorado.com matches contractors with skilled workers, recruits new workers to construction

BuildColorado.com matches contractors with skilled...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 11, 2014

A new website has launched that seeks to both find and train up new workers for Colorado's construction industry as ...

Is construction “dead in the water”? Greenspan comment highlights industry’s mixed feelings about recovery

Is construction “dead in the water”?...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 10, 2014

Despite many positives in the industry right now, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction's direction. According to ...

Tesla gigafactory will create 3,000 construction jobs in Nevada

Tesla gigafactory will create 3,000 construction jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 10, 2014

Tesla, the successful and growing American electric car company, has tapped Reno, Nevada as the site of its massive $5 ...

A Kansas tech school began recruiting diesel mechanics like college athletes and now they have a waiting list

A Kansas tech school began recruiting diesel mechanics...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 08, 2014

Recruiting diesel technology students hasn’t been a challenge for Washburn Institute of Technology, based in Topeka, Kansas. “If I could get ...

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2014

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of ...

How one construction firm is using drag racing to recruit new talent (VIDEO)

How one construction firm is using drag racing to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 04, 2014

If you want to catch a fish you need bait. And if you want to catch the attention of a ...

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 18, 2014

According to a survey released this morning by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. construction companies are fairly optimistic about ...

Seattle may require construction companies to hire local workers

Seattle may require construction companies to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2014

The Seattle City Council is mulling over creating an ordinance that would require construction companies contracted by the city to ...

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid job with classroom time; could be model for construction industry

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article Thursday describing how a wire factory in Georgia employed high school kids ...

Expansion of Oklahoma fertilizer plant could put more than 1,000 contractors to work

Expansion of Oklahoma fertilizer plant could put more...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 06, 2014

The massive expansion of a fertilizer production plant in Oklahoma will likely have quite the impact on the construction industry ...

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