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Dallas College Receives Grant for Construction Training Courses

Dallas College has been awarded a $3.5 million Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to train more than 1,500 employees in construction-related courses. The grant, announced at a special check-signing ceremony with TWC Commissioner Aaron Demerson, is aimed at expanding trainees' current job responsibilities and increasing productivity for Texas employers....


Ohio's Intel Project Needs 7,000 Construction Workers

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Ohio's largest-ever economic development project comes with a big employment challenge: how to find 7,000 construction workers in an already booming building environment when there's also a national shortage of people working in the trades....


High Demand for New, Used Construction Equipment Continues Despite Challenges

Emerging from a market coma worsened by the pandemic, the new and used equipment sectors are in the midst of a high-demand cycle. If the heavy machinery market can navigate its way through supply-chain and labor issues, it should experience smooth sailing through 2023 and beyond....


Biden PLAs, Apprenticeship Mandates Meet Industry Opposition

The Biden administration has a plan to create a highly skilled diverse workforce to complete infrastructure projects over the next decade. It involves diverting federal funds toward contractors and grant applicants who partner with labor organizations....


Aspiration Begins to Slowly Meet Construction Jobs Demand

The first two months of 2022 saw a sizable increase in payroll numbers in the construction industry. The AGC reports employment rose by 60,000 jobs between January and February, and hourly pay jumped its highest in nearly 40 years....


Fed Wants to Make Truck Driving More Attractive Career Field Choice

Like construction, trucking suffers a workforce shortage. The American Trucking Association (ATA) says 80,000 more truck drivers are needed. As a means to deal with supply-chain issues, the Biden administration is prioritizing trucking as a career field through apprenticeships and other recruiting programs....


Contractors Strategize How Best to Fill Job Openings

Two big construction industry outlook reports released in early January show promising construction industry stats where workforce is concerned. The supply-chain issues and labor shortages continue, yet respondents to both surveys said they plan to hire and increase staff this year....


Industry Wants Fed Help to Tackle Labor Shortages

If you believe the projections, the construction industry could see hundreds of thousands of new jobs as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The industry just needs fed buy-in for skilled worker training while it waits for shovels to hit the dirt on coming infrastructure projects....


Filling the Labor Pool — Post-Pandemic, Construction Industry Wants Workers to Jump in

Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, contactors are struggling to fill crews. Construction employment dropped by 20,000 from April to May, the third decline in the previous four months. That's further challenged the industry, which for years has faced a stagnant labor pool....


Apprenticeship Program Makes Big Difference in Recruitment

Thanks to a Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Heavy Highway Construction, lives are changing. It's no secret that constructing highways and bridges (aka heavy highway construction) is an exciting field with higher than average job growth....







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