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Coronavirus, how it may affect construction and hiring

Most of us are probably familiar with, by now, the meme illustrating Stephen King’s It loitering at subterranean levels in the sewers with promises of hand sanitizer. It is an evil entity that shapeshifts, manifesting itself into its victims’ greatest fears and projecting them; It might be fair to draw a slight parallel to coronavirus […]

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The Horrors of Ghosting in Business

One of the biggest problems affecting the recruitment industry today is “Ghosting”. The thing about this particular problem of professional ghosting, however, is that it hurts the candidate far more than the recruiter; the recruiter will simply move on to another candidate who will receive the spoils of a new, fantastic job, while you, the […]

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Commercial Construction 2019

3 Commercial Construction Industry Trends for the Second Half of 2019

We have just past the halfway point of 2019, and so far, this year has remained a strong one for the United States’ economy and its workforce, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.6 percent as of May. This sense of positivity has spilled over into many industries, including the commercial construction sector. The Q2 […]

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Construction Industry Trends 2019

3 Construction Industry Trends Continuing in 2019

The construction industry continued to grow throughout 2018, even as labor shortages plagued different sectors. Unemployment in the industry reached a record low of 3.6% back in October 2018, and even though that number now sits at 5.1% as of March 2019, it remains much lower than the 7.3% unemployment rate that began 2018. 2019 […]

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Labor Shortage Problem

3 Potential Solutions to the Labor Shortage Problem in the Construction and Building Products Industries

It is an odd time for major industries in America right now. While unemployment remains at a consistent low of 3.9% and wages increase, many fields still find themselves facing labor shortages. Two of those industries are the construction and building products industries. The construction industry currently averages 200,000 monthly vacancies, while the building products […]

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3 Reasons Why Young Adults Should Join the Construction Industry Right Now

It is currently one of the best times in American history to be looking for work, as the unemployment rate has remained steady at 3.9% over the past couple of months. But there are some specific fields that young adults searching for jobs should be turning to rather than others. One of those particular areas […]

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Labor Shortages

3 Reasons Why There Are Labor Shortages in the Construction and Building Products Industries

Many sectors of the United States economy are currently facing labor shortages. However, two of the most affected areas are the construction and building products industries. There remains a consistent need for work in both fields, but while the demand is there, the supply of skilled, capable workers is currently not. As of right now, […]

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Construction Industry Problems 2018

3 Problems Plaguing the Construction Industry in 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that overall employment for those working in the construction industry will continue to grow by 12% over the next several years. That statistic, along with United States’ 4.0 unemployment rate, as of the end of June, is a strong sign that the construction industry is on the rise. However, […]

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Job Market Construction

How Technology Has Changed the Job Market in the Construction and Building Products Industries

Both the construction and building products industries continue to be on the rise during 2018. Over the course of the next decade, employment for workers in the industries is expected to grow roughly 12 percent overall, which is faster than the American average. But as more and more people search for work in these industries, […]

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Building Products

5 Key Strengths to Look For in Construction and Building Products Industry Candidates

Jobs in the construction and building products industries are more in-demand right now than they have been in years. Employment for positions such as roofer and branch manager is expected to grow between 11 to 12% in the coming decade, which means businesses in these industries can expect to see an influx of potential candidates. […]

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