Industry Associations Oppose DOL Overtime Rule

By Haley Rischar | Originally posted on Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, announced the filing of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s  (DOL’s) final rule, Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees, which […]

Project labor agreements are bad policy | As a judge says, they unfairly limit competition, which is bad for the public.

By Boston Globe Editorial | Originally posted on It’s one of the most predictable of economic impulses. Facing competitive pressure? Then try to limit the competition. With labor unions in Massachusetts, one oft-attempted approach has been to pressure public-sector decision-makers to impose so-called project labor agreements on public projects. Although they don’t say so […]

ABC Indiana/Kentucky Presents 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards

By Building Excellence | Originally posted on The Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) proudly celebrate the excellence achieved by their member companies each year through the prestigious Excellence in Construction Awards. This annual event not only acknowledges exceptional projects, but also serves as a powerful catalyst for increasing community awareness regarding the […]

Tips for leading a multigenerational team

By NRCA | Originally posted on Associated Builders and Contractors reported in 2022 that more than one in five construction workers currently are older than 55. As companies work to recruit young workers to help combat the industry’s labor shortage, it is important leaders understand how to manage and lead multigenerational teams. According to […]

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Building the Future: How to Attract Gen Z to the Construction and Utilities Industry

By MSW Magazine | Originally posted on A new study shows America is failing to prepare future workers for high-paying construction careers. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction had 366,000 job openings by the end of May this year. The results come as Generation Z — those born from the mid-1990s to the early […]

Slowdown in number of workers quitting construction industry

By Neil Gerrard | Originally posted on The number of construction workers in the US quitting the industry has started to slow, as opportunities in rival industries dry up. That’s according to new figures from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) which has studied data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. ABC found that there […]

Construction Job Openings at 350,000, Says ABC

By Construction Superintendent | Originally posted on The construction industry had 350,000 job openings on the last day of August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. JOLTS defines a job opening as any unfilled position for which […]

Why are construction workers supposedly the happiest of any major industry?

By Neil Gerrard | Originally posted on Employees are unhappier than ever across all industries, according to new research. And yet construction workers are, perhaps surprisingly, the happiest in any major industry in the US. The findings come as part of a new report by HR software provider BambooHR. It found that construction workers […]

Electricians in the US are in huge demand, fueled by the IRA

By Europe News | Originally posted on The number of electricians employed in the US is at an all-time high in April, and they’re being paid better than ever. But can America sustain the supply of skilled tradespeople needed for these roles? Does employee monitoring work? This area of the job market has been […]

Working to attract, retain apprentices a skilled job in and of itself

By Ian Harvey | Originally posted on Skilled construction tradespeople should be earning more than some Phds, says Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s minister of labour, immigration, training and skills development. “I always say I need more people in the skilled trades earning more money than the Phds,” says McNaughton, speaking about how to get students […]