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Tag: workforce

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Report: Construction employment up in most metro areas

October 3, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America says construction employment was up in 69 percent of metros in August versus a year earlier.

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AGC: Construction employment up in August

September 22, 2022By

Illinois, Arizona and Georgia were among the states that added the most jobs in the month, while Minnesota, California and Missouri lost the most in August.

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Skills shortages hindering construction workforce

September 14, 2022By and

While workforces in industries like hotels and restaurants are facing worker shortages as a whole, the construction industry’s workforce is lacking skilled labor specifically, according to Anirban Basu.

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Introducing drone technology to an aggregate operation can lower costs, minimize rework and increase operational efficiency. Photo: Propeller Aero

How drones can unlock potential within your operation

September 14, 2022By

Propeller Aero’s Richard Hordern-Gibbings points out the benefits that stem from adopting drone technology within pits and quarries.

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Emphasizing suicide prevention among construction workers

September 1, 2022By

With September being Suicide Prevention Month, the Associated Builders & Contractors is promoting mental health among construction workers.

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Says Turner Staffing Group’s Thomas Haun: “We don’t just want to bring somebody into the company to put a butt in a seat. I think that’s a recipe for failure.” Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

Producers, manufacturers ramping up workforce development efforts

August 31, 2022By

Aggregate producers and equipment manufacturers discussed how they are recruiting and retaining high-quality employees in a challenging labor environment.

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Mobile crushers offer short planning and installation time, reduced in-pit transport costs and added on-site flexibility, according to Wirtgen Group’s Evan Haddix. Photo: kozmoat98/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Exploring applicant-tracking systems, cross-training and more

August 24, 2022By

In his latest column, Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik discusses systems that track job applications across companies and the idea of cross-training employees.

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AGC: June construction employment behind pre-pandemic levels

July 27, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says June construction employment lagged pre-pandemic levels despite record job openings.

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Says Turner Staffing Group’s Thomas Haun: “We don’t just want to bring somebody into the company to put a butt in a seat. I think that’s a recipe for failure.” Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

Why the industry must prioritize people again

July 1, 2022By

Thomas Haun of the newly formed Turner Staffing Group encourages every industry company to fully reexamine their approach to hiring and retention.

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