Tag: Construction labor


Construction’s biggest staffing struggles for 2024

January 11, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Construction’s labor struggles will continue in 2024, and it’s not just due to the number of new jobs set to break ground. The reasons for a lack of skilled applicants this year are many. For instance, even as the industry’s […]


Construction’s labor, economic numbers begin to show cracks

July 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the positive year-over-year comparisons, economists said the numbers are beginning to make real the specter of a recession that’s hung over the market for months. “Signs of economic slowing have become more pervasive over the last several weeks and […]


3 trends impacting construction’s labor outlook in 2022

January 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

For construction, a “Help Wanted” sign is familiar, as the demand for new workers has continued to outpace the supply. The industry has faced a compounding labor shortage for decades, and, in 2022, a perfect storm of swirling factors could […]


Addressing the construction labor shortage with technology and scale

February 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Back in 2012, Forbes reported that jobs in the skilled trades were the most difficult to fill in the United States. Fast forward to 2020 and the problem persists and is actually exasperated by a historically low economy-wide and construction […]


Lack of Vocational Training Leads to Construction Labor Shortage

November 26, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

As this next generation of children begins to reach adulthood, the push to get a four year college degree is seen as the only solution to achieve career success. Any other direction is frowned upon by parents and society. Unfortunately, […]


New workforce program sells construction as ‘cool’

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It takes a lot to capture the attention of Generation Z — Americans born between the mid-1990s to early-2000s. This group of digital-savvy young people have grown up with social media, streaming video and online shopping. A new outreach effort […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Bill would allow temporary visas for construction workers

March 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, Smucker’s press release said, would help fill the estimated 6.7 million open jobs in the U.S. The Associated General Contractors of America has long been pushing for an overhaul of the U.S. immigration […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction labor shortage exacerbates safety issues

September 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As a practical matter, a safe jobsite translates to lower costs of doing business. Even just a few injuries can force a contractor’s workers’ compensation premiums sky high, and, depending on the incident and the state in which it took […]