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?

According to an article in Arabianbusiness.com, a number of Saudi construction companies have been hiring illegal workers in order to finish projects on time.  The article...
August 26, 2010
There are two or three areas that the new wage theft laws and their amendments address that will be welcome news to those who have been victims of wage theft or misclassification....
August 25, 2010
Wondering this morning what it will be this time.  We have heard phrases like, “It ain’t goin’ to be the same this time around.”  “I sure hope that it picks up soon.”...
August 23, 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
For the past few years my company has focused on recruitment and entry level training for our field force.  We have some amazing success stories.  I’ll share some of our...
August 19, 2010
The Associated Press announced last week that “The Laborers' International Union is rejoining the AFL-CIO five years after leaving in a bitter dispute that split the U.S. labor...
August 18, 2010
According to Employment Law Watch, “The Illinois Wage Theft Enforcement Act, S.B. 3568 (the "Act"), signed into law July 30, 2010, increases both civil and criminal penalties for...
August 14, 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
In light of the video that we shared with you last week where several folks with a video camera walked onto a jobsite and started questioning workers about their immigration...
August 10, 2010