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1: Have the “Right” People

1: Have the “Right” People

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat the skilled worker shortage

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though unemployment rate ticks back up

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

Despite several predictions that the government shutdown would lead to job decreases, the construction industry and U.S. economy as a ...

Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and vocational education a priority in every high school”

Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 31, 2013

The state of Indiana spends $100 million each year on on vocational education in its high schools. However, only a ...

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike Rowe unafraid of reaching into both sides of the aisle

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 30, 2013

As part of his Profoundly Disconnected campaign to make students and, really, the country in general, aware of the opportunities ...

In response to shortage of construction supervisors, Houston contractors form their own training courses

In response to shortage of construction supervisors,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 23, 2013

With the oil and gas industries booming in Texas pulling away much of the state's experienced laborers, construction companies there ...

Construction industry adds 20k jobs in September to 4-year high

Construction industry adds 20k jobs in September to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2013

During September, U.S. construction companies added 20,000 workers, bringing the industry's workforce to a four-year high. A total of 5.826 million ...

Washington town hosts Construction Career Day to give students hands-on introduction to the industry

Washington town hosts Construction Career Day to give...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 16, 2013

We're always happy to hear about folks who are being proactive when it comes to the shortage of skilled workers ...

Tim Frank announces resignation from CEO post at Sany America

Tim Frank announces resignation from CEO post at Sany...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 14, 2013

After two years with the company, Tim Frank announced Monday morning that he has resigned as chairman and CEO of ...

After sharp decline during recession, illegal immigrant population shows signs of a rebound alongside construction

After sharp decline during recession, illegal immigrant...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 23, 2013

A new report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project indicates the sharp recession-induced decline of illegal ...

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor shortage compounded by energy boom in surrounding regions

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2013

Construction firms in Louisiana are facing a heightened short-term need for skilled workers thanks a boom in petrochemical and chemical ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

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