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Trades-backed alliance ramps up recruitment as MN's construction industry booms

A union-backed initiative to recruit more women and people of color into construction careers is hoping a new website will amplify its marketing push and help ease the industry’s stubborn labor shortage. 550 more words


Virginia County’s ‘Signing Day’ Celebrates Seniors Headed to Jobs, Not College

On April 18, the Today Show shared the story of Henrico County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education department’s first ever “Career and Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day,” which was held March 28 in Henrico County, Va. 298 more words


Just like New Orleans after Katrina - it will take undocumented workers to rebuild Houston

Rebuilding New Orleans after KatrinaMario Tama/Getty

❝ As the waters recede, Houston families and insurance agents are surveying the damage to the city: water-logged homes, ruined appliances, sagging roofs, and streets littered with debris.

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Abs are made in the kitchen: a labor shortage analogy

“No, we cannot use kettle bells, Hartmann. Where did you get that idea?” my trainer said, scowling at me.

My new gym membership included three sessions with a personal trainer. 936 more words

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Will Marijuana Destroy America's Wine Industry?

There is a dilemma happening now in the wine regions of America, particularly in vineyards of California and the Northwest. The trouble finding labor to work the vines has been a struggle for some time, as immigration concerns have made the ability to obtain work permits for laborers difficult for some. 518 more words

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Desperate times, desperate measures?

Column written by Ambika Puniani Bailey, NRCA’s vice president of communications and production as it appears in Professional Roofing magazine’s July issue.

The construction industry, indeed the entire U.S., is struggling to fill jobs as the unemployment rate dipped to 4.4 percent in April—the lowest it’s been since the Great Recession. 302 more words

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