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.

An article written by Nick Zieminski for Reuters on August 26, “Lack of skilled workers threatens recovery” captured my attention.  The article highlighted a research paper...
October 12, 2010
The construction industry training issues in the United States are considerable, but nothing when compared to the plans in India.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)...
September 28, 2010
If you work in the Los Angeles area and you are able to free up a few hours tomorrow morning, there will be a seminar detailing how to differentiate between an employee and an...
September 21, 2010
"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music." – Jim Carrey in The Cable GuyIf life were a movie, we would be hearing a soft, slightly threatening lyric...
September 20, 2010
The sign hanging in the Clinton election headquarters in 1992 read, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”  Created by political strategist, James Carville, it referred to the thought...
September 20, 2010
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has some very interesting videos on YouTube about what it is like to be in the construction industry. ...
September 14, 2010
We found more information on the manpower shortages from around the world, not only in the construction trades, but in other jobs as well.  This time Silicon India reported...
September 13, 2010
The tallest building on the planet today is the Burj Khalifa rising 2,717 feet into the desert sky over Dubai.  It is a building full of hyperbole built to illustrate some of...
August 19, 2010
Bank of America is heavily immersed in the future workforce issues through its community support activities.  They have established a community support program that is good...
August 11, 2010