Industry NewsWorkforce Weekly

Nearly 200,000 Construction Workers Added Since May 2016, ABC Says

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 24 States WASHINGTON, June 27–In May, not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 24 states on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). At the same time, the construction industry employed 192,000 more workers than …

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Workforce Weekly

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in 2017

Gains in All Categories During First Quarter WASHINGTON, June 21– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) rose to 9 months during the first quarter of 2017, up 8.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016. CBI is up by 0.4 months, or 4 …

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Workforce Weekly

Houston’s Craft Workforce: Are we on the verge of insanity?

Are some of Houston’s leading construction firms crazy or insane in their approaches to attract and train quality entry-level craft workers? Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. S&B Engineers and Constructors, Jacobs, Trio Electric and Marek Bros. …

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Workforce Weekly

Millennials Are Ready to Work: The Joshua Lee Story

It has been said that someone with vision can go far in life, but someone with vision and a hard working ethic is guaranteed to go far. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Lee is living proof that someone with a hard work ethic and a clear vision can truly excel. Millennials have surpassed …

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Safety NewsWorkforce Weekly

Back to the Future

Written by: J. D. Slaughter, P.E., Vice President at S&B Engineers and Constructors Is safety number one? Our industry’s safety record has been improving since OSHA was formed and really got into gear in the 80’s when the industrial owners collectively demanded both process and construction safety become our top …

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Industry NewsWorkforce Weekly

EHCMA & ABC/CMEF Address Workforce Development Labor Shortage: What is the Solution?

On Friday, March 17, 2017, more than 200 guests attended the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) and Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation’s (CMEF) membership breakfast at Brady’s Landing to hear from industry leaders about the importance of investing in training and actively participating with groups to alleviate …

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Workforce Weekly

Houston-Area High School Student Takes Home Gold Medal at ABC’s National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale

Photo courtesy of Construction  Citizen Houston, TX,– Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston and Construction &  Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) announced that Israel Picon, Jr. won the gold medal in the structural welding competition at the 30th annual National Craft Championships (NCC).  Picon was presented with the award at ABC’s Careers in …

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