Workforce

Nevada Builders Alliance presented its newest program to assist construction and construction-related companies in relieving some of the pressure felt by the shortage of skilled construction workers in Nevada at a recent luncheon in Reno. The H-2B Visa program is the country's only legal seasonal foreign worker visa program for non-agricultural employers.

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, yet more than half the states lost construction jobs between March and April amid tight labor market conditions, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.

Although many excel during their time in the armed forces, it can be difficult to make the adjustment to civilian life. Seemingly insignificant responsibilities like finding a job can be a tough process if you've just returned from a tour of duty.

Even though Don Shilling has a long and active history with AED, he’s keenly focused on the future of both the industry and the association. One of his top priorities as 2015 Chairman is to continue building the number of AED-accredited technical school relationships through the United States and harnessing the power of The AED Foundation to attract young people to careers in equipment distribution.

Construction employers added 1,000 jobs in August while the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 11.3 percent, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The unemployment declines come as the construction industry continues to shrink, association officials noted, adding that over 214,000 workers have left the industry since August 2011.

LBX Company, maker of Link-Belt excavators, supported the Construction Challenge Regional Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 7, where nearly 200 teenagers competed to move on to the Construction Challenge finals in Knoxville, Tenn., May 19 to 23, 2009. Fifteen other regional rallies occurred across the United States the same weekend, with more than 2,000 participants in total.

The ConstructMyFuture.com Web site has won a Workforce Development award from the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) in recognition of the Web site’s efforts to promote construction as a rewarding career choice. The CURT award cited ConstructMyFuture.com and three other organizations “for extraordinary, exemplary and innovative recruitment, training and education programs, which encourage people to pursue careers in construction.” CURT is an association of leading construction-related corporations in the United States and Canada and was formed to promote cost-effective construction methods.

Bil-jax Inc. has made several product improvements to its Workforce 4725A boom lift. The 4725A lift is an articulating, trailer-mounted boom that features a 47-ft. (14.3 m) maximum working height and a 25-ft. (7.6 m) maximum outreach. The proportional control system on the 4725A boom is designed to provide ease of operation and increased safety.

There are more than a dozen high-rise or mid-rise residential projects on drawing boards in the downtown Tampa area. At least three more are in the works in downtown St. Petersburg. Tampa International Airport is in the second year of a $1 billion overhaul.