A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Reshaping the Construction Industry

According to the latest figures, unemployment in the US is at its lowest level in over a decade and the number of workers entering jobs that do not require a college degree is far behind the level needed to close the gap.
May 11, 2018
Are you a construction craft employer interested in getting involved and potentially hiring one or more of these career candidates? Or, can you recommend anyone to take advantage of this training?
May 10, 2018
One of the most high-profile Republicans in the United States, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, this week took issue with the GOP attorney general of his own state’s effort to end protections for certain young undocumented immigrants.
May 09, 2018
Based on recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. construction industry bounced back in April, adding 17,000 net new jobs, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
May 08, 2018
Because C3 is driving change in the industry, one of the natural challenges we encounter is resistance from those who misunderstand our goals and the strategies to achieve them. Many times this resistance is caused by misinformation.
May 07, 2018
In March, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston and its educational affiliate, Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), hosted a Workforce Development Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport.  ABC members were given the opportunity to network and fill their breakfast plates as they gathered before the hour and a half presentation.
May 04, 2018
We live in a “gig” economy. Something that lots of us in the construction industry have known for decades as “independent contractors” or “day labor.” With the impact of millennials in the new economy, “gig” workers are becoming a major factor. That may change after a 7-0 decision in the Supreme Court of California. Let me lay the groundwork for the decision.
May 03, 2018
Ongoing efforts to root out the problem of worker misclassification in Wisconsin have resulted in the recovery of more than $1.4 million in unpaid taxes, interest, and penalties, according to state officials.
May 02, 2018
A commercial construction company seeking to build a high quality and productive craft workforce should design craft training programs that couple classroom or jobsite instruction with immediate practice or implementation in the lab or field environment.
May 01, 2018
With a real worker shortage today and with researched projections that say the amount of annual construction put in place will almost double by 2040, a critical strategic question becomes who will build tomorrow?
April 30, 2018