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Workforce Shortage

With the start of hurricane season, a reporter called to ask if we have the labor to rebuild from a major storm. My answer was immediate: No. Not even close. We still haven’t...
On March 11, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule, officially titled Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations, which...
How do you get a job without the right skills or credentials? How do you gain the right skills or credentials to get or succeed in a job if you can’t pay for the education needed...
Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading.“Nonresidential...
Hotel owners across the United States are expanding operations and have plans to continue that trend into 2020. But the fact that it’s harder and harder all the time to find...
The construction industry is facing an estimated skills shortage of one million craft professionals by 2023. Besides new jobs needed, such as for rebuilding the U.S....
During the show, MAREK Chief Operating Officer Mike Holland talked about how these enforcement efforts simply drive undocumented people to work as independent subcontractors,...
Texas Builders are having an even harder time than contractors in other states in finding enough skilled workers to keep up with demand, leading to higher construction costs. That...
​In my role as Executive Director of Construction Career Collaborative (C3), I make many presentations each year to building owners, general contractors, specialty contractors,...