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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....


Build California Sees Success in Its Fourth Year

Now in its fourth year, Build California continues to advance its vision to create a steady, motivated, and skilled workforce pipeline for California's construction industry. Helping drive this effort is a team of over 60 Build California Ambassadors who connect with students at school and career events across California each month....


Agency Begins Scrutinizing Federal Contractors for Compliance On IIJA Projects

Many of the infrastructure improvement projects that resulted from the mega bipartisan IIJA program will be under scrutiny this year by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The agency is increasing its focus on companies receiving those IIJA federal monies....


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....


Numerous Officials Break Ground On Frisco's Granite Park

The Colorado Department of Transportation, the town of Frisco and elected officials came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Granite Park Employee Housing Site in Frisco on Tues., May 16....


Putting Spotlight On Apprenticeships

A convergence of factors may mean a boost for construction employers trying desperately to fill jobs. The cost of a college education and a rewrite of the National Apprenticeship Act are giving a boost to the industry's labor pool....


AGC CEF Grant Will Engage Next Generation of Construction

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) recently announced the AGC Construction Education Foundation's (AGC CEF) workforce development program Build California received a $500,000 Equal Representation in Construction Apprenticeship (ERiCA) Grant for outreach and community building from the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)....


Crews Begin Transformation of Former Avondale Mills Site in Alabama

In Sylacauga, Ala., property resembling a war zone is being transformed into a space that will merge education and workforce development. Crews at the former Avondale Mills site are sifting through piles of rubble, preparing the site for construction of the East Alabama Rural Innovation and Training Hub (EARTH)....


ITD's ICONIC Program Looking for Construction Workers

ITD's workforce development program ICONIC (Idaho Career Opportunities — Next In Construction) is seeking the next batch of construction operators to take part in a month-long training in Lewiston this spring....







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