Video Game-Like Tech Draws Younger, More Skeptical Workforce to Construction
By Construction Dive's author, Jenn Goodman
Mittie Cannon, founder of an Alabama nonprofit construction training program for girls, knows that a job in the trades offers many perks: good pay, job satisfaction, the ability to work as part of a team and opportunities for advancement. But those incentives are not always enough to...
Construction Employers must Adapt to Millennial Workforce Needs
Published by Don Wall , constructconnect.com
True to the stereotypes, workplace millennials want to be respected, included in decisions, sit in on important meetings before they’ve earned it and need to think their work is relevant, says David Coletto, Abacus Data CEO.
And like it or not, Coletto said, it’s a demographic...
Union Sector Continues to Expect Growth Amid Small but Prevalent Craft Worker Shortages
Fifth Annual Union Craft Labor Supply Study released.
Union contractors, labor representatives, and construction owner-clients alike project strong, stable growth in 2019, report The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) and the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) in their recently released fifth annual Union...
After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.
Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught...
Lowe's has come out Swinging in the war for Talent with a new Campaign to fill Millions of Skilled Trades Jobs
By Áine Cain a reporter for the Business Insider.
Lowe's wants to make plumbers, electricians, and mechanics cool.
The home improvement retailer is spearheading an organization called Generation T — "T" as in trade skills — that's looking to solved the skilled trades labor gap. Businesses and...
A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
By Jason M. Bailey, The New York Times
Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of those same heavy machines, hoping to build a younger work force.
To attract replacements...
The Honest Truth About Suicide and Construction
Published: May, 2019; Vol 15, Num 12, Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America
The conversation we must have is about the difficult subject of suicide. Some people might say this isn’t a construction problem, but a people problem. Others might say this doesn’t affect them or it...
Managing an Aging Workforce
This article is from the Safety+Health Magazine.
Failure to plan leads business owners and managers down a costly path. Many workplaces are focused on attracting millennial workers, hoping to hire and retain them while keeping them satisfied and engaged in their jobs. Although it’s important to value Generation Z and...
Women in the Construction Industry
Women play a vital role in the construction industry and we want to celebrate, honor and continue the to put a highlight on women in the industry throughout the year.
4 Tips for Women Building Business Careers - Jeneen Marziani, Crain's
Jeneen Marziani is the Ohio market president for Bank of America. When...
4 Key Attributes That Make Up the Great Modern Leader's Mindset
By Gene Hammett, speaker, growth strategist, and host of the LeadersintheTrenches.com podcast, Inc.
Talent and hard work aren't enough to achieve success. While you can't succeed without them, ask anyone who found out the hard way that "You can do anything you want if you work hard enough" isn't true.