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?

No question, the economy and the construction industry are in “reboot” mode after someone hit the “reset” button. Unemployment in the industry, according to the Bureau of Labor...
May 24, 2010
Certification has long been a subject of discussion in the construction industry. Discussions usually revolve around questions of “Who does the certifications? Whose courses do we...
May 10, 2010
Most of us in the construction industry will agree that the industry has an image problem, that being “the industry is not the most attractive alternative for job seekers when...
April 15, 2010
According to the latest statistics listed on the  USCIS  website E Verify is currently used by over 192,000 employers on more than 705,000 jobsites across the US....
April 15, 2010
There is a bill, LB 563, moving through the Nebraska Legislature that creates penalties for “Employers” who misclassify workers as “Independent Contractors” in order to avoid...
April 14, 2010
According to statistics from the Houston Independent School District in Texas, the third largest school district in the country,  for every 100 students entering grade...
March 29, 2010
The impact on the construction industry of the newly passed healthcare law is significant and almost immediate. According to SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management,"Large...
March 29, 2010
...we couldn't find the skilled workforce to do it if we were to win the bid! This might sound ludicrous today in the middle of the recession, but in the not too distant...
March 26, 2010
It has always been there. You perform some work for me and I will pay you in cash. That way I don’t have to file taxes, you don’t have to pay taxes and we can go on our merry way...
February 07, 2010