College isn’t for everyone and there are strong reasons to support students who decide to opt out of the college track and get jobs in the trades. Jobs A 2017 study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found between 1991-2015: “Good jobs in non-manufacturing blue-collar industries, such as construction and transportation, increased in 38 states.
How are U.S. employers going to fill all of their open positions? That’s the question raised again by the National Federation of Independent Business monthly jobs report, due out later today. “Reports of employment gains remain strong among small businesses. Owners reported adding a net 0.19 workers per firm on average, virtually unchanged from May
The United States is on the precipice of a massive skilled labor shortage, according to the 2017 Commercial Construction Index. Compiled by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the survey revealed “steady optimism from contractors about revenue forecasts and their backlog of work, yet concerns about the availability, training and cost” of hiring skilled
BALTIMORE – The construction of an American house embodies the spirit of the nation’s workers and the dreams of its citizens. It’s also perhaps the least-efficient endeavor in the U.S. economy. Dozens of workers turn a plot of land into a small factory, sawing wood, nailing it together, cutting holes for windows, running wires and
In this blazing-hot housing market of severe home shortages and rapidly rising prices, many buyers around the country have found themselves left shivering in the cold. But while builders would love to swoop in, construct a bunch of homes, and save the day (while making bucketloads of cash), they can't. They simply don't have the manpower. Construction workers have
America’s labor shortage is approaching epidemic proportions, and it could be employers who end up paying. A report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics cast an even brighter light on what is becoming one of the most important economic stories of 2018: the difficulty employers are having in finding qualified employees to fill a record 6.7 million
THE UNITED STATES HAS A building problem. The country that paved one of the most expansive highway and transportation systems on the planet, that festooned a riverside between Maryland and Virginia with ornate marble and sandstone statues, columns and monuments in the creation of the nation's capital, that introduced architectural marvels to the world ranging