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Oklahoma DOT offers free week-long construction training program for those looking to enter the industry

Oklahoma DOT offers free week-long construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2014

With the latest survey from the Associated General Contractors of America showing that 83 percent of contractors in the U.S. ...

BuildOhio.org connects skilled workers to hiring firms, students to industry training across state

BuildOhio.org connects skilled workers to hiring firms,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

Following the release of an Associated General Contractors of America survey in which 83 percent  of U.S. contractors said they can't find ...

Construction’s skilled worker shortage intensifies: 83% of firms tell AGC they can’t find enough craft workers

Construction’s skilled worker shortage...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2014

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. ...

Northwestern Mutual sets out to hire 1,000 construction workers in Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual sets out to hire 1,000 construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 21, 2014

Northwestern Mutual is in the middle of a substantial construction project in downtown Milwaukee and the company is in need ...

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens shortage of skilled workers as Tesla looms

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 09, 2014

After successfully wooing electric car maker Tesla to build its massive gigafactory through $1.25 billion in tax incentives, the state ...

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed construction crew

How to stay safe while working with a small or...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 07, 2014

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction ...

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 ...

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 ...

Majority of skilled construction workers who lost jobs in wake of the recession have been rehired, but many are being paid less

Majority of skilled construction workers who lost jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 03, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry faces a shortage of skilled labor, a new government study finds that the majority of ...

Construction firms are turning down work due to the labor shortage, but most are willing to pay more to find workers

Construction firms are turning down work due to the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2014

A majority of construction companies across the U.S. are facing a shortage in skilled labor and a large number of ...

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 ...

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2014

If it seems like you're hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you're not alone. Anyone who pays close ...

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