Cleveland Builds Program Launches Construction Careers
New Cleveland Builds program creates a pipeline to union building and construction trade careers in the Greater Cleveland region.
The program will launch new opportunities for construction trade unions. The program is a new workforce development nonprofit that connects hard-working Clevelanders with middle-class jobs...
Construction Industry Adds 158,000 Workers In June But Infrastructure Jobs Decline
July 2, 2020
Gains in June are Concentrated in Homebuilding as State and Local Governments Postpone or Cancel Roads and Other Projects in Face of Looming Budget Deficits; Association Urges Prompt Federal Action
Construction employment increased by 158,000 jobs in June, but employment related to infrastructure slipped,...
Union Trades Will Build Little Italy Apartment Project
A new apartment project in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood will be built by building trades members.Work on the Baricelli Inn Housing, a new 44-unit apartment building, is set to begin along Cornell Road on the edge of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood.Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the...
New Data Shows Construction Activity Returning To Pre-Coronavirus Levels In Many Parts Of The Country
A new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and data from construction technology firm Procore show that construction activity is returning to pre-coronavirus levels in many parts of the country and some firms are adding workers. The new economic data, however, also shows some future projects are...
Construction Employment Sees Record Rebound in May
Gains in May Reflect Temporary Support from Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Easing of Construction Restrictions, But Hobbled Economy and Tight State and Local Budgets Risk Future Job Losses
Construction employment rebounded by 464,000 jobs in May, but the total remained 596,000 below the latest peak in February and the...
Passage of H.R. 7010 Will Save Construction Jobs
June 4, 2020
With Needed Improvements to the Vital Survival Program Complete, Construction Official Urges Congress and the President to Act Quickly on Measures to Rebuild the Economy and Restore Jobs
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following...
Apprenticeship Fair Returns to Max Hayes
The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Apprenticeship Fair will return to Max Hayes High School on March 19. The public is invited to attend the event and men and women, regardless of race, are urged to attend the event and discover the advantages of a career in the building trades.Last March, a similar...
I've Had to Fire Hundreds of People. Here Are 5 Lessons I've Learned
By Amy Zimmerman, Entrepreneur
For almost 10 years, I’ve been laser-focused on building a culture at Kabbage, a financial technology company, to ensure we’ve got the best possible mix of skills and personalities to build the best possible company. If you’re thinking about how to manage talent in your business, it...
One Woman On What It’s Like to Run a Construction Company
By Harling Ross, Man Repeller
Seyi Falade, the executive director at Cornerstone Barricades, a Maintenance of Traffic service provider doesn't have a background in construction at all, her undergraduate degree was in sports management. In 2008, when the recession hit, she got laid off and enrolled in business school. She...
Human Reclamation Through Bricklaying
By George F. Will, Cleveland Plain Dealer
In the 1940s, Steve Shelton's grandfather dressed up — white shirt, tie, fedora — to take the streetcar to the steel mill where he would change into work clothes, and would shower before dressing up to return home. ''There was,'' Shelton says, ''such...