Federal Reserve: Increases in Hiring & Materials Cost
The “Beige Book” is a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, which are referenced by the name of their headquarters cities. The latest Beige Book, issued Oct. 18, is based on information collected from late August through October 6 and included these comments relevant to...
Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships
Written by Jim Parson, ENR
While internships have long been a career- development staple, many contractors have taken a fresh look at their programs’ structure and content in light of the heightened competition for a shrinking talent pool"
Developer Dan Gilbert Bringing 15,000 Construction Jobs With 4 New Projects in Detroit
Article by Frank Witsil,Susan Tompor and JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press
Together, the projects are expected to take about five years to complete and add 3.2 million square feet of office, retail and residential space — plus 2,000 new parking spaces."
AECOM Announces Plan to Hire 3K Workers in the Next 6 Months
As reported by Construction Dive's author Kim Slowey
The open positions range from skilled labor to architects and engineers, and the new hires will work on the company's transportation, building, environment, water, defense and energy projects."
After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople
Reported on the PBS NewsHour by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Research by the state's 114-campus community college system showed that families and employers alike didn't know of the existence or value of vocational programs and the certifications they confer, many of which can add tens of thousands of dollars per year...
The Construction Labor Shortage Needs Major Institutional Fixes
By Matthew Rothstein, Bisnow Philadelphia
Training highly skilled craft workers requires multi-year programs that combine classroom training and on-the-job experience … With the large-scale shift to nonunion employment, the apprenticeship system has declined.”
What do Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common?
From article on INC.com by Annabel Acton, Founder, Never Liked It Anyway
The reality for most entrepreneurs is a lot of hard work, peaks, troughs, and dizzying levels of tenacity. To make it as an entrepreneur, these are the critical things you'll need to give up."
The 50 States of Construction: Interview with CEA Member and President of Welty Building Company, Don Taylor
Article by Hallie Busta of Construction Dive discussing how skilled workers are being found.
We're working with Akron Public Schools on a program for career-ready education. Not everyone in high school is college-bound or even should be going to college."
Work NOW and SOAR Programs: Breaking Down Barriers to Entry
By Montrie Rucker Adams, APR
They entered the room, each wearing something red, the Urban League’s signature color. Walking single file, heads held high. Some faces were bearing smiles, others anticipation.
For the SOAR July, 21, 2017 centennial graduating class, the end of their six-week...
Construction Recruiting Still a Challenge
Construction Dive's Debbie Reslock talks about the challenges of finding new construction recruits.
The training programs are there, but inspiring students to go into construction is still one of the biggest battles the industry faces today."