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3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on staff during the skilled worker shortage

3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 29, 2014

The skilled worker shortage has been looming over the construction industry, and the Associated General Contractors’ 2014 outlook shows that ...

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down due to lack of funding

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2014

After 14 years of equipping unemployed minorities with the skills necessary for a job in the construction industry, the Construction ...

San Antonio AGC president says he plans to “double down” on solving skilled worker shortage

San Antonio AGC president says he plans to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2014

During a banquet Tuesday, the newly-installed 2014 president of the Assocaited General Contractors of America's San Antonio chapter said the ...

Hire a Hero begins staffing effort to create path to construction, trade jobs for veterans

Hire a Hero begins staffing effort to create path to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 14, 2014

Hire a Hero, a program designed to transition former U.S. soldiers to the civilian workforce, has not been enough to ...

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December, unemployment rate jumps

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 10, 2014

Diverging greatly from hopeful reports that came earlier in the week, the U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, ...

JCB’s $244 million expansion plan will create 2,500 jobs in UK

JCB’s $244 million expansion plan will create...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 13, 2013

Two new factories and a large expansion are in the plans for JCB as part of a $244 million plan ...

Construction adds 17k jobs in November amid strong U.S. jobs report

Construction adds 17k jobs in November amid strong U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 06, 2013

The U.S. construction industry added 17,000 jobs in November, marking the sixth consecutive month of gains. A total of 5.851 million ...

With big jump in employment, Boston construction industry booming once more

With big jump in employment, Boston construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2013

After seeing Greater Boston construction jobs fall by 20 percent during the recession, things are finally looking up again for ...

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 15, 2013

A recent report from Business Investors Daily takes an in-depth look at the booming construction industry in Texas, saying the ...

3: Be Fair

3: Be Fair

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Treating everyone fairly and treating everyone equally isn’t the same thing. If you treat everyone exactly the same, they’ll think ...

2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

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 ...

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