A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, along with its educational...
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May 17, 2019
Across all fields of construction, the industry is seeing a severe labor shortage during a time when it should be flourishing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics...
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April 17, 2019
Associated Builders and Contractors announced this week that Clemon Prevost, a senior talent development specialist for Fluor’s U.S. Gulf Coast Craft Training Center in Pasadena, Texas, was named the 2019 Craft Instructor of the Year.
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April 03, 2019
In an effort to inspire an interest in young women to consider a career in the construction industry, the Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the...
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March 15, 2019
Every year, new trends appear in the industry from safety training to technological advancements. And many of the trends make construction work easier and more efficient, so it is important that construction companies educate and train their employees to be safe on jobsites.
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March 12, 2019
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, held its annual Inaugural...
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January 14, 2019
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