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Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

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 ...

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a $600 million initiative that seeks to equip more workers ...

Alabama backs dual enrollment for high school students to boost skilled workforce

Alabama backs dual enrollment for high school students...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 07, 2014

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley recently detailed a plan he hopes will increase the number of skilled workers in the state ...

Divergence of construction spending and employment could point to “fundamental change” in the industry

Divergence of construction spending and employment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2014

Recently, the folks at Business Insider put together a nicely done and comprehensive article on the skilled labor shortage affecting ...

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 ...

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course prepares low income, minority workers for the industry

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues to explore ways to battle the current skilled worker shortage, a training program in ...

Ohio Gov. Kasich expands vocational education to middle schools

Ohio Gov. Kasich expands vocational education to middle...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2014

Previewing what he would discuss as part of his State of the State address Monday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

More funding, charter schools part of AGC’s plan to thwart construction’s skilled worker shortage

More funding, charter schools part of AGC’s plan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2014

During an event at the Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka, Kansas, the Associated General Contractors of America unveiled its plan to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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