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.

Despite the fact that women are the absolute best candidates for many careers in construction, the perception remains that it’s a “man’s world” and that’s all there is to it in...
August 26, 2015
We have written about the strength and skills of master craftspeople in the construction industry, but one company is going further to honor construction workers on their own....
August 25, 2015
Many successful companies have taken the skilled labor shortage into their own hands and have developed their own training programs to supply their needs for skilled craft...
August 18, 2015
Construction Citizen has over the years highlighted the fact that there are fantastic careers for women in the skilled trades.  That's despite the stereotypes out there about...
August 06, 2015
Recently twelve junior high and high school aged girls participated in a three-day camp at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia focused on introducing young...
July 21, 2015
One of our missions at Construction Citizen is to help match future craft professionals with jobs that will benefit their families over the long haul while helping to create a...
July 09, 2015
According to recent data from the Construction Labor Market Analyzer, the construction industry will need 1.5 million additional craft professionals by 2019.  To highlight...
June 29, 2015
For the seventh year in a row, Alabama Power has teamed up with Go Build Alabama to organize camps for high school girls to introduce them to careers in construction and the...
June 19, 2015
A huge challenge in matching qualified candidates with jobs as craft professionals revolves around misconceptions about exactly what’s required of someone seeking such a career....
June 10, 2015