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STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wisconsin contractors are having a hard time making quality hires as demand grows

Wisconsin contractors are having a hard time making...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 14, 2014

Like their peers across the country, Wisconsin contractors are preparing for a sizable increase in work in 2014. According to ...

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2014

Our industry needs young men. Young men need jobs. You would think these problems would solve each other, but there's a ...

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school students to construction training

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2014

Through the end of this month a vocational school in Fredrick, Maryland is offering students the opportunity to get a ...

VIDEO: Advice from a master woodworker on the shortage of skilled craftsmen

VIDEO: Advice from a master woodworker on the shortage...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 08, 2014

If you're looking for a positive message to start off the year, something about character, craftsmanship, leadership and where you're ...

How Immigration reform could bring an end to construction’s skilled worker shortage

How Immigration reform could bring an end to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2014

What's "step one" in ending the skilled worker shortage currently plaguing construction companies across the U.S.? If you ask Stan ...

Slumping productivity, political football drive down Q4 Nonresidential Construction Index

Slumping productivity, political football drive down Q4...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2013

For the first time in five months, two of which brought its highest marks ever, FMI's Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) ...

Survey says more than half of construction companies affected by skilled worker shortage, details how they’re coping

Survey says more than half of construction companies...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2013

At this point, it would be quicker to list the number of cities that haven't reported construction projects being impacted ...

Report: Washington D.C. excludes successful construction-trades academy from “priority” career initiative funding

Report: Washington D.C. excludes successful...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2013

Despite a 90-percent graduation rate and a more-than 60-percent college-going rate, a Washington D.C. construction-trades academy was excluded from funding ...

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 ...

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