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Reshaping the Construction Industry

C3’s primary goal of creating a skilled and sustainable craft workforce can only be accomplished by construction employers successfully competing for talent with other industries, something the industry has struggled to do in the last 30+ years. C3 is working with companies in the commercial construction industry to attract young people into a career in the craft trades. These employers must demonstrate to new applicants that they can provide new craft professionals with a career path that enables them to earn a comfortable living and provides them the opportunity to fulfill their personal dreams.
January 16, 2018
Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta has been called “the world’s greatest stadium.” The 71,000 seat stadium was built for the Atlanta Falcons. Reports from the first games in the new facility show that one thing is for certain, as we previously posted last year, the structural engineering used to design and erect the ocular roof is a feat to marvel about.
January 15, 2018
Nonfarm payroll employment in December increased by 148,000, seasonally adjusted, from November and by 2,055,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) in all of 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate, 4.1%, matched the 17-year low reached in October and November.
January 12, 2018
It may be hard to believe, but Apple’s iPhone was launched ten years ago, in 2007. Rarely has one product generated so much innovation in mini-computers, texting, social media, cell phone technology, cameras, weather forecasts, storm tracking, and the ability to hail an Uber driver. The iPhone gave rise to thousands of apps, competitors and entirely new industries.
January 11, 2018
The past year was a tough one when it comes to the issue of worker misclassification. For about a decade, there was some significant progress in state legislatures across the nation voting to crack down on the problem. It's an issue across industries and is particularly problematic in construction. With a few exceptions, 2017 did not see many new efforts to enforce the law.
January 10, 2018
The economy has recovered, and the construction industry is finding more work and fewer skilled workers. What does that mean?
January 09, 2018
The city of Houston received very favorable national profiling in the immediate aftermath of Harvey. The nation watched as diverse citizens melded together to become one force – humanitarian Houstonians, “their brother’s keeper.” Everyone dealt with each other with elevated appreciation, respect and pride, which fueled the Astros baseball team to their World Series win.
January 08, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 40 states year-over-year (y/y) from November 2016 to November 2017, declined in 10 states and held steady in the District of Columbia, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released on December 22 showed.
January 05, 2018
As 2018 begins, the team at Construction Citizen would like to look back at some of our favorite posts from last year – a “Top Ten” list for 2017.
January 04, 2018
Nory Angel, the longtime CEO of SER Jobs for Progress in Houston, is leaving the organization with “mixed emotions.” Angel, who’s been with SER for 14 years – nine of those as CEO – has announced she will be moving on to become the head of a group called “TEACH,” which gives additional education on classroom management to teachers. The current head of TEACH is getting married and moving to another city.
January 03, 2018