Beige Book Comments Relevant to US Construction and in OH, Western PA, Eastern KY and Part of WV
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 Dec. 5, is based on information collected from mid-October through late November and included these comments...
Tech Strategy Requires a New Type of Construction Worker
By Construction Dive's, Kathleen Brown
Introducing technology at a construction company isn’t as simple as supplying iPads and downloading “freemium” project management apps — it involves a plethora of hardware, software, people and processes and requires someone at the helm who understands how all of...
No Quick Fix with Labor Shortage: Construction Companies Improve Employee Standards
Written by Tierra Smith, Bisnow Houston
Houston-based construction companies are joining collaborative training and workforce alliances and incorporating innovative new technologies to combat the industry's labor shortage."
Congratulations to the Latino Construction Construction Program Graduates!
The Ana Show celebrates the second Latino Construction Program graduating class of 2018. These 22 graduates just completed their 6 week trades class through The Spanish American Committee. Watch and get details on how you can get a good paying job that will change your life.
Ford Motors Corktown Campus Construction Workers to be Unionized
News article is written by Breana Noble, The Detroit News
All contractors, said Chris Johnson, director of construction services at Ford Land, will be required to use union labor."
Community Finds CEA’s Outreach for Labor ‘Helpful’
By Rhonda Crowder“There is a shortage in the workforce, plenty of opportunities,” said Cesar A. Sepulveda, Manager of Community Engagement at AM Higley, to a group at the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center, early October. And, that has been the sentiments spoken by industry professionals throughout the Opportunities in Construction...
Construction Program Moving the Needle in Hispanic Community
By Rhonda Crowder
For years, it has been difficult for minority communities to matriculate into the building trade unions. And, for members of the Hispanic community with language barriers, it could be even more complicated. But, current efforts are underway to change that dynamic.
In response to the opportunity the MetroHealth...
Average Industry Wage Exceeds $30 for First Time This September
By Dan Shaw, the associate editor at The Daily Reporter.
The construction industry added workers and increased pay in the past year at rates higher than the overall economy."
Ohio Employers Boosting Pay, Benefits to Attract Workers in Tight Labor Market
Written by Mark Williams, The Columbus Dispatch
About two-thirds of the 150 business owners surveyed for PNC Bank’s fall economic survey say they’ve taken one or more steps in response to the labor conditions."
Labor Shortage, Growing Material Costs Agitate Outlook for Northeast Ohio Building Business
Story written by Senior Reporter Stan Bullard of Crain's Cleveland Business.
Rising material costs due to increased tariffs and demand have sent a wave of alarm through the construction business this year."