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?

An update of the 2010 report on wage theft in the 50 states was released by the Progressive States Network is entitled Where Theft is Legal: Mapping Wage Theft Laws in the 50...
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....
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has released two new self-assessment guides for E-Verify Direct Access Users and for E-Verify Web Services Users....
The following information was provided by Workers Defense Project (WDP), an Austin-based advocacy group for low-income workers.This evening a vigil will be held for José Lainez, a...
We have written about the Obama executive order requiring Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for all Government projects in the US.  Critics have labeled this as payback to the...
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...