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How Contractors are Finding Workers Amid Labor Shortage
As the construction industry continues to struggle to find enough workers, contractors are increasingly looking to new ways – or ramping up traditional ones – to attract and keep employees.
September 13, 2022
Quick-Hire Backfire? 5 Tips for Contractors for Smarter Recruiting
Throwing anyone with a pulse onto a jobsite can lead to catastrophe. Veit VP of human resources Kelly Hansen shares her top tips for recruiting.
September 6, 2022
Video: A Simple Way Contractors Can Improve Employees’ Family Ties
This episode of The Dirt focuses on families and work as a way to help reduce construction's high suicide rate. Watch here.
August 26, 2022
Biden's PLA Rule Stirs Controversy in Construction Industry
Trade associations and unions are divided over the benefits of the proposed rule for federal projects of $35 million or more.
August 26, 2022
Talks Set to Resume Between CNH, Union as Strike Enters 17th Week
Workers at plants in Wisconsin and Iowa walked out May 2 after their contract with the equipment manufacturer expired.
August 23, 2022
New Jersey Contractor Charged in Fatal Retaining Wall Collapse
Several workers at the site reported to the contractor that the wall was unsafe before it collapsed, according to court records.
August 23, 2022
Contractor Ordered to Pay Injured Worker $650,000 for Retaliation
He helped set up the worker's arrest by immigration officials after the worker reported an injury, court documents say.
August 8, 2022
Threat of Recession Dampens Positive Construction Job Report
Construction employment climbs by 13,000 in June, but a decrease in jobseekers leaves a record number of unfilled positions at end of May.
July 12, 2022
Georgia Approves Heavy Equipment Operator Coursework for High School Students
The program is intended to act as a springboard for students to find jobs or pursue training in heavy equipment operation.
July 11, 2022
Video: What Can Be Done About Construction’s Alarming Suicide Rate?
On this episode of The Dirt, we focus on the suicide rate in construction, which is the highest of any industry and is four times higher than the national average.
July 1, 2022
29 "Cool" Gadgets and Gear for Working in the Heat
There's no secret to keeping cool on the jobsite, but these products might offer some added relief.
August 14, 2017
Safely Train Entry-Level Operators with CM Labs' Compact Track Loader Simulator
It's the only simulation product that accurately replicates machine instability and lift clearance, the developer says.
June 21, 2022
CNH, UAW Strike Negotiations Grind to a Halt
U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Tammy Baldwin visit picket lines in Burlington, Iowa and Racine, Wisconsin.
June 20, 2022
Safety Stand Down: How to Prevent Death by Trench Collapse
What every worker should know before entering a trench or excavation, plus details on Trench Safety Stand Down week.
June 17, 2022
Death in the Trenches: 13 Workers Die in Cave-ins So Far in 2022
The deaths include double-fatalities in Florida, Michigan and Minnesota, and cave-ins in six other states.
June 17, 2022
Construction Drug Use Up in 2021
After holding steady between 2017 and 2020, construction’s rate of positive drug tests increased by 12 percent from 2020 to 2021, with the industry ranking the highest for cocaine and methamphetamine positivity rates.
June 9, 2022
Branch Civil Launches Apprentice Program to Train its Own Diesel Techs
The 4-year apprenticeship is showing promise after its first year, the construction company says.
June 8, 2022
Turner Mining Group Finds Such Success with Hiring, It Starts a Staffing Agency
Too many applicants and not enough open positions. It sounds unfamiliar but that's what drove this contractor to start a staffing agency.
June 7, 2022
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Slow Beats Fast – Charging the Ford F-150 Lightning (Review)
The electric pickup truck costs significantly more to fuel up at DC fast-chargers versus AC overnight charging.
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Contractor Charged with Manslaughter after Fatal Trench Collapse
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
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2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report
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