A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Renewing the Workforce

Construction is a large and complex worldwide industry constantly shaped by new information technologies, advanced materials, environmental policies, regulations and changing building methods. Most importantly, though, construction is shaped by people. Sustaining a strong industry requires attracting and valuing a skilled, career-driven, high quality workforce... who also like to build! How is the construction industry attracting the skilled workforce for future growth market demands? Do prospective candidates see construction as a viable career choice?

Read an inspiring report from one of the facilitators of the first annual Construction Career Collaraboritive Career Fair.
Across all fields of construction, the industry is seeing a severe labor shortage during a time when it should be flourishing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics...
“Stereotypes, and stigmas, and images – and they are all rooted in fiction.  It’s not true anymore.  My foundation trains hundreds of people in these skilled trades, and...
We have written about the various ways that wage theft in the construction industry occurs through the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, whereby workers are...
On April 4, United Tool and Fastener had the privilege of sponsoring and presenting at the 1st annual C3 Career Fair in the Fort Bend Independent School District Wheeler Field...
Recently, a friend retired. He told me in the last year of his work that he had been, “Cut out of the herd” at work.For a minute I was taken aback by that statement but the more I...
Associated Builders and Contractors announced this week that Clemon Prevost, a senior talent development specialist for Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena,...
“Our most precious resource is people,” says Mike Holland, COO of MAREK, recently named Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2018 Contractor of the Year in recognition of its...
The employee retention rate among workers in a company with a robust culture of training is much higher than in those companies without such a culture, and absenteeism is markedly...