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Georgetown County, S.C., Introduces Apprenticeship Program for Heavy Equipment Operators

Shatara Duncan isn't your typical Georgetown County heavy equipment operator. It's not just that she's female. Or that she's young and petite, looking downright tiny next to the giant yellow off-road articulated dump truck she drives around....

Industry Tries to Fill Jobs, But Incoming Workers Often Lack Basic Skills

The good news: The Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is infusing the transportation and energy construction sectors with hundreds of billions of dollars. The not-so-good news: the lack of well-prepared workers is almost as great as the lack of workers, period....

Four Tips for Attracting Generation Z to Skilled Trade Jobs

Skilled trades and the tradespeople responsible for this work have long been an important part of our society — responsible for building, repairing and maintaining many facets of our everyday life....

Culture in Construction: Why it Matters, and How to Make it Better

There is a labor shortage in the construction industry — and it's not exactly breaking news. Headlines declare that "nobody wants to work anymore" — but is this explanation really at the root of what's a longstanding, industry-wide issue?Amid the "Great Resignation," as Baby Boomers retire and Gen Z workers reject the long hours of the construction industry, it's more important than ever to examine the causes of this unprecedented labor shortage and explore potential solutions....

ABC Reports Construction Employment Increased by 23,000 in June

Construction industry employment increased by 23,000 in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released July 7 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Industry employment has risen by 198,000 jobs since June 2022, an increase of 2.6 percent, to 7.947 million....

Construction Jobs Picture Looks Bright, But Where Are the Workers?

Construction employment is on an upward path and that's both good and bad. By extension, if jobs increase, so does the need for workers. And that's the continued challenge for the industry: contractors are beating the bushes for skilled labor to meet their labor needs....

Four Ways to Address Industry's Technician Shortage

It's no secret to anyone working in equipment manufacturing the ever-growing technician shortage is a problem poised to get a lot worse before it gets better. According to a 2020 AED Foundation industry research report, the industry may need to fill as many as 73,500 heavy equipment technician positions by 2025....

High-Speed Rail Project Creates 10,000 Construction Jobs

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) celebrated a historic milestone, announcing the creation of more than 10,000 construction jobs since the start of high-speed rail construction. Most of these jobs have gone to Central Valley residents and men and women from disadvantaged communities....

Five Tips for Recruiting Next Generation of Utility Workers

A shortage of skilled workers in the utility industry is an ongoing problem that will be made more challenging by the large volume of work needed to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and a topic of conversation at the 2023 edition of The Utility Expo, Sept....

Equipment Manufacturers Feel Supply Chain Crunch, Worker Shortages

A new survey of more than 150 equipment manufacturing companies released Dec. 14 by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) warns that U.S. equipment manufacturers continue to face supply chain issues and a persistent labor shortage nearly three years after the onset of the pandemic....

Today's Top Stories

  1. Caterpillar 6020B Shovel Goes to Work in Coal Country  →
  2. Messick's Christmas Light Show Returns for 11th Year  →
  3. Burlington, Vt., Expanding Airport to Handle Bigger Planes, More Passengers  →
  4. Gee Heavy Machinery Now Komatsu's Construction Distributor in Northern California  →
  5. John Deere Construction & Forestry Makes $300,000 Donation to AED Foundation  →
  6. AEM Welcomes 2024 Officers, New Directors at Annual Conference  →
  7. Platinum Truck and Equipment Introduced as New Manitou Dealer  →
  8. Case Construction Equipment Dealer Lee Tractor Grows Case Business Along U.S. Gulf Coast  →
  9. DEVELON Equipment On Display at 2024 ARA Show  →
  10. Shelly & Sands Aims to Relieve Congestion at 'The Point' in Ohio  →
  11. Volvo Trucks Expands Certified EV Dealer Network into Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina  →
  12. Construction Industry Embracing, Adopting AI Technology at Record Clip  →
  13. Chicago's Kennedy Expressway Undergoing $150M Bridge Rehabilitation  →
  14. New Data Center Planned for Fayette County, Ga., Could Be World's Largest  →
  15. Screencore Dual-Power Crusher Delivers Increased Fuel Efficiency, Lower Emissions  →
  16. VTrans Considers Building 200-Mile Bike Path Along U.S. 5 From Massachusetts to Quebec  →
  17. Yanmar V7 Compact Wheel Loader Features Premium Capabilities, Speed  →
  18. New Claymont Rail Station in Delaware to Replace Aging Amtrak Facility  →
  19. Two Monster Machines — The ACCO Super Dozer, Motor Grader  →
  20. ASV Bolsters Forestry, Construction, Landscaping, Snow Clearing Attachment Lineup  →
  21. Trench Box Installations Require Knowledge of OSHA Safety Rules  →

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