Construction Industry Strive to Attract Young Workforce
By Brennon Gurley, Fox 5 News
There are a lot of students that they’re in a gap. They’re not necessarily ready for a four year degree, there aren’t sure what opportunities there are for them."
The Year of the Construction Worker - 2018 Outlook
This article is from Constructech.com concerning technolgy and employment in construction industry.
In order to entice younger workers to join the industry, businesses need to create a culture that is both innovative and safe."
ODOT Revokes Stow's Karvo Companies Ability to bid on State Road Projects
According to Beacon Journal/Ohio.com reporter, Stephanie Warsmith the Karvo failed to comply with state requirements to hire economically disadvantaged subcontractors.
Karvo, however, denies this allegation and is suing ODOT in Summit County Common Pleas Court."
5 Commercial Construction Trends to Watch in 2018
Article written by ConstructConnect's reporter, Kendall Jones.
Here are the top 5 commercial construction trends worth keeping an eye on in 2018."
Construction Trades Career Workshop at PPG Paints Arena Packed
PPG Paints Arena was filled with thousands of people looking for employment according to CBS Pittsburgh local news.
Representatives from 16 commercial trade unions and major contractors in the region were calling those who want to become skilled, trained workers in the trades."
Nonresidential Construction on the Rise
Office and industrial construction is forecasted to rise in 2018 and 2019, Kim Slowey of Construction Dive reports.
Office construction (+4.6%) should be the standout in 2018, while industrial (+5.2%) and education-related projects (+4.9%) will be 2019's top performers."
Study: Prevailing Wage Repeal Fails to Deliver
With all of the news in the last few years about the repeal of state prevailing wage laws, you would think the policy behind such efforts was based upon a solid case that doing so improves a state's economy. In fact, just the opposite is true.
This ConstructionDive.com article discusses a recent study showing that the State of...
Most Construction Firms Predict They Will Continue Adding Jobs in 2018 Amid Strong Demand
AGC reports that construction employers added 30,000 jobs in December and 210,000 in 2017 overall. Most firms are predicting more growth in the future, as well:
Most construction firms plan to add workers during 2018 as demand for all types of construction continues to expand. The biggest challenge they face will be finding qualified...
Construction Hiring & Business Outloook
Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the...