A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

The construction workforce is one that is constantly changing, whether the stats go up or down. Nearly two-thirds of contractors are highly confident that demand for construction...
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November 08, 2018
For recent high school graduates, people interested in changing professions and those seeking a second chance at the American Dream, there is no better time to join the construction industry.
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October 01, 2018
There are many challenges in the construction industry, but one of the largest is the availability of craft-worker manpower. According to The National Association of Women in Construction, women only comprise nine percent of the total craft-worker workforce, so construction companies could see a huge boost in their recruitment efforts by targeting female candidates.
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August 27, 2018
Ninety-three percent of construction, engineering, and infrastructure sector executives said their companies had experienced a cyber incident or information theft, loss or attack in the past year—the highest proportion of all sectors surveyed in Kroll’s 2017-2018 Global Fraud & Risk Report. Additionally, eighty-three percent of these executives reported that their companies fell victim to at least one instance of fraud during the past twelve months – thirteen percentage points higher than last year’s survey.
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June 08, 2018
William Fuller, Craft Development Manager at Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the educational affiliate of the Houston chapter of ABC, was selected from among five national finalists as the instructor who espouses the merit shop ideals through effort and talent in his position.
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April 11, 2018
Fifty veterans connected with local employers to discuss possible career opportunities at the Warrior for Life Luncheon in the Greater Houston Partnership’s Partnership Tower.
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March 02, 2018
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, held its annual Inaugural Celebration at Saint Arnolds Brewery on January 11.  With over one hundred and thirty attendees, the association recognized incoming board of directors, committee chairs, and the 2017 Members of the Year.
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February 02, 2018
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) is pleased to announce that applications for the annual ABC Scholarships are now being accepted. Offered to college students pursuing careers in construction, the scholarships available are just some of the many ways ABC Greater Houston supports education and workforce development.
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December 27, 2017
“CMEF plans to celebrate Christmas by serving as a designated Toys for Tots drop-off location.  Through combined efforts with Performance Contractors, we hope to reach more children throughout the Houston area.” – CMEF Director of Training and Development Blair Williamson
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December 15, 2017
The Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the educational affiliate of Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), is proud to announce it has received a donation of $30,000 from the Houston Chapter of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). The funds will be used towards crane training and educating craft professionals in the Houston area.
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November 30, 2017