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?

"I knew I wanted to find a profession that would give me financial freedom to spend time pursuing the passions of my life. I want to start a career, not just find a job." ...
Read for some ABC Greater Houston members' perspectives on owning a business or working for a woman-owned business in the construction industry.
"If you fix people or you fix things, you will always have a job."-Peter Beard, SR VP of Regional Workforce Development at Greater Houston PartnershipOne of the things that makes...
The 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction is May 3-7, 2021. Workers performing tasks 6 feet or more above lower levels...
Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Representative Jim Murphy (R-Houston) have introduced critical workforce legislation to align the work of the state’s three major...
HOUSTON– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to...
The construction industry added 110,000 jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....
When planning work tasks for the day and addressing hazards, it is easy to get caught up on the big hazards. Crews focus on issues such as falls, electrocution, material handling...
WASHINGTON, March 23—In 2021, construction companies will need to hire 430,000 more workers than they employed in 2020, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...