Where will the Construction Workers come from as the Post-Fire North Coast Rebuilds?
Article written by The Press Democrat's, Bill Swindell
Along with local agencies, the industry has responded with efforts to expedite training for high school students as well as adult education programs so people can quickly enter the workforce. Also being explored is the concept of using workers who might have barriers, such as...
Keep Sexual Harassment Out of Your Workplace
Published by Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSDNA), December, 2017; Vol 14, Num 7
The LHSFNA encourages all employers to establish a written policy on sexual harassment that addresses prevention, reporting, investigation and consequences."
Tools of the Trades: How Apprenticeships are Making a Comeback
This article was written Rachel Madison of Utah Business.
Several Utah organizations have beefed up their apprenticeship programs and created other initiatives specifically to entice high school students and young adults to consider careers in the trades."
Lou City FC and Louisville Urban League Announce Partnership
As reported by Wave3 News
Soccer Holdings, LLC has agreed to work with the Louisville Urban League to recruit and train Louisville and surrounding area residents to build the stadium and developments surrounding it."
Are You Sabotaging Your Career by Being Perceived as a Doer and Not a Leader?
Contributed by Darleen Ghirardi, Vice President of Procurement at Comcast Spectacor
How can you go from being a doer to a leader? Here are eleven success strategies to get you started on your way."
Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships
Written by Jim Parson, ENR
While internships have long been a career- development staple, many contractors have taken a fresh look at their programs’ structure and content in light of the heightened competition for a shrinking talent pool"
Developer Dan Gilbert Bringing 15,000 Construction Jobs With 4 New Projects in Detroit
Article by Frank Witsil,Susan Tompor and JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press
Together, the projects are expected to take about five years to complete and add 3.2 million square feet of office, retail and residential space — plus 2,000 new parking spaces."
A Pledge to Ensure a Diverse, Inclusive Cleveland Clinic
Article on LinkedIn by Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President at Cleveland Clinic
At Cleveland Clinic, we are beginning our diversity and inclusion efforts by focusing on unconscious bias, which uncovers our biases or blind spots, while working to diminish them."
What to Do When Projects Go Bad, Part 3
By Bill Spragins, Brian Dwyer and Ed Lee, FMI Insights
In this final segment, we provide a practical framework for executives to work through the key issues impacting a project while also allowing project staff to focus their energies on completing the project."
After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople
Reported on the PBS NewsHour by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Research by the state's 114-campus community college system showed that families and employers alike didn't know of the existence or value of vocational programs and the certifications they confer, many of which can add tens of thousands of dollars per year...