Texans were already hardpressed to find good construction workers as the industry struggled to hire skilled laborers – a problem that’s not only going to get worse after Harvey’s rains stop. Read more……
With projects abundant, hiring expected to grow. Thanks to planned construction of education facilities and other public and private projects, San Antonio commercial contractors can share in state and national optimism for a busy 2016, local and national industry leaders said Wednesday. The optimism...
Former prisoner found work at county’s Second Chance Job Fair. For electrician John Hopper, it really was a second chance. Having done five years in prison for a drug offense, his job prospects were limited when he emerged from federal custody. But his fortunes...
The national construction worker shortage is widening. A new Associated General Contractors of America survey conducted this summer shows that 86 percent of construction firms are having trouble filling craftsmen and professional positions, up from 83 percent in 2014 and 81 percent in 2013. The...
The construction industry took a hit in March, posting a decrease of 1,000 jobs nationwide. The decline follows a steady increase in construction jobs over the last 14 months. But the national news is not true for Texas, where construction jobs are increasing and...
The AGC Education and Research Foundation is happy to announce the launch of a new Workforce Development Scholarship for students in craft training and technical programs. Thanks to a generous annual contribution from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and its...
According to NCCER’s 2014 Craft Professional Wage Survey, wages for craft professionals continue to rise with the average annual salary being more than $50,000, excluding overtime, per diem, bonuses or other benefits. This is very encouraging news for anyone looking for career opportunities and...
A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades. When Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, South Carolina, in 1989, its Category 4 winds carried off nearly every roof in town, leaving homes and businesses to be flooded by torrential...
Unemployment may be very short lived for South Texans who are losing their jobs in the Eagle Ford oil field due to the fall in global oil prices, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. As soon as they walk out of the oil patch with...