Amid Labor Shortage, Construction Firms Turn to Tech for Help
By R.A. Schuetz, Chron
As a labor shortage continues to squeeze construction companies -- four out of five report difficulties filling positions -- most have increased base pay rates, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors.
But many have also been using technology to reduce the amount of time workers...
Construction Employment Rises by 38,000 in December and 280,000 in 2018
From the webpage of Associated General Contractors of America.
Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December and by 280,000 jobs, or 4.0 percent, over the past year, while the industry’s average pay accelerated and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the...
Construction Companies Can Do More to Improve Safety and Prevent Injuries and Deaths
By David Finkelstein of Construction Today.
Training workers to operate equipment and do hazardous jobs safely is the critical firststep. But it’s incomplete without the next logical step: having a simple, effective way to track and verify all worker training and OSHA certifications on the job site. Verifying each...
For Generation Z, the Value of a Construction Career is a No-brainer
Written by Construction Dive's Associate Editor, Kathleen Brown.
Trades training is an attractive alternative to student loans for frugal Gen Zers, who seek financial success and entrepreneurial opportunities at a young age. Some Gen Zers are taking time to teach themselves tools and systems specific to construction,...
Construction, Trades Topped Hiring on Monster in 2018
By Valerie Bolden-Barrett and Construction Dive Editors
Monster's year-end look at hiring and job searching in 2018 found that construction- and trade-oriented industries accounted for much of the hiring in 2018, according to its 2018 The Year in Jobs Report.
Construction was part of a category that also included...
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.