At the Construction Careers Expo for high school students, Elizabeth McPherson talked with some of the volunteers who took the day to share their experiences with students considering careers in construction.
Nonfarm payroll employment in November increased by 155,000, seasonally adjusted, from October and by 2,443,000 (1.7%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reportedtoday. The unemployment rate remained at a 49-year low of 3.7%.
In Construction Career Collaborative (C3)’s endeavors to create a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce, we encounter outstanding workforce programs that frequently fly under the radar of construction employers. One of those is United Way of Greater Houston’s THRIVE, which administers a construction workforce initiative entitled Women in Construction.
Without a doubt, the construction industry knows we’re facing a skilled worker shortage, particularly as the baby boomers retire. We understand we need more young people choosing the industry and to begin learning skills. But who is training the new recruits?
As Charlie Kubin retires from W.S. Bellows after 63 years, Kiley shares some of the many ways this accomplished builder has shaped the Houston skyline, and a few of the stories his colleagues will always remember about him.
These OSHA-compliant, 400-lumen lights provide advance warning of trip and fall hazards and back facing “tail-lights” make users visible from all sides. The hands-free LED lights enable safe working conditions without equipment getting in the way.
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