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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 ...

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of good workers, women of good jobs

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 24, 2014

Recently, Barbara A. Res penned an insightful column for the Baltimore Sun examining why there are so few women in the ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades and Dirty Jobs (EXCLUSIVE)

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2014

All of the new machines are obviously the star of a show like ConExpo. But one of the highlights for ...

Construction adds 15,000 jobs in February, unemployment rises for third straight month

Construction adds 15,000 jobs in February, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 15,000 jobs in February, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gain ...

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is temporary due to likelihood of wage increases

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

Like their peers across the U.S., contractors in Florida are facing a shortage of skilled workers, as a report from Florida ...

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 ...

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction, trades training

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 21, 2014

Using money from real estate sales, Milwaukee County recently provided a lot of help in the funding of a training ...

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 ...

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 ...

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