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.

Judy Schreiner at Engineering News Record (ENR) has, in her latest column in the February 28 issue, talked with author Chuck Underwood about ways that we will have to work with...
March 07, 2011
Representatives from Construction Citizen attended an extraordinary Workforce Development Meeting at Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. on January 12, 2011.  The meeting was opened...
February 21, 2011
I recently attended the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) 2011 Membership meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  CURT is closely aligned with the National Center for...
February 15, 2011
You might know him from the Discovery channel program, Dirty Jobs or more recently as the spokesman for Ford on the Super Bowl ads, but did you know that Mike Rowe has a...
February 13, 2011
Democratic lawmakers in Nevada outlined a jobs bill that they will submit to the Nevada Assembly on Monday.  The bill is aimed at keeping construction projects “Nevada...
February 11, 2011
Construction Citizen attended a lecture this week about Ethical Dilemmas in Construction Industry Labor Practices at Texas A&M University along with over 275 students and...
February 04, 2011
Mike Holland, Division President for Marek Brothers Systems Houston, shared his thoughts with me prior to a goal-setting meeting earlier this month about workforce planning....
January 26, 2011
As you saw in David Dennis’ blog post earlier this week, these are the times when doing the right thing becomes more important than ever but it becomes even harder when owner’s...
January 19, 2011
This letter is from the first newsletter that we received going into the new year and it is important.  It describes one company’s workforce development program that meets...
January 15, 2011