A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Awareness and Recruiting

Are schools, organizations and media portraying the richness, variety and vitality of construction careers? Recruiting and renewing a sustainable work force means embracing a positive image for our industry, reinforcing it with our education and industry partners and fulfilling its promise through socially responsible industry practices.

There is a myth in our culture that all high school graduates must attend college.  This is a topic that gets introduced to them in middle school and then pounded into them...
The decline of the way Americans value skilled labor, which we've chronicled extensively on Construction Citizen, can be seen in different ways all around us.Louis Uchitelle makes...
I am an SOB, that is a son of a baker.  When I was a kid, the workforce in our family bakery consisted of a deaf mute, an alcoholic, my grandfather, my uncle and my dad....
We’ve written about it quite a bit here on Construction Citizen, and the New York Times recently delved into how young people are able to rack up six-figure student loan debt....
A great article in a small publication points out that employers around the Great State aren’t just anticipating a labor shortage, they’re already feeling it.Community Impact...
The coming labor shortage we’ve reported on extensively at Construction Citizen isn’t confined to the United States.  Germany, an economic powerhouse like Texas, now has its...
The fact that more than 12 million Americans are without work while employers simultaneously face a labor shortage has become a fascination for me.  Every time I write about...
Peter Caulfield, a correspondent for the Journal of Commerce: Western Canada’s Construction Newspaper, wrote last week that owners of newly designed buildings are looking at...
Around the country, more local and state leaders are starting to understand that there has to be a proactive approach to dealing with the impending labor shortfall.  The...