Construction Worker

There’s Never Been a Better Time in the US to Be an Electrician

By Nate DiCamillo | Originally posted on qz.com The May US jobs report showed that electricians are getting hired and paid at record levels 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 […]

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U.S. DOL introduces construction safety, health committee

By Lindsey Anderson | Originally posted on constructiontechnology.media The U.S. Department of Labor announced the appointments of 15 people to serve as members on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The committee provides advice and assistance to the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health on Construction Safety […]

Nonresidential Construction Employment Increases in May

By abc.org/economics | Originally posted on consupt.com The construction industry added 25,000 jobs on net in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has increased by 192,000 jobs, an increase of 2.5%. Nonresidential construction employment expanded by […]

What Does the NLRB’s New Take on Non-Competes Mean for Employers?

By Grant T. Pecor, David J. Pryzbylski, and Aaron Vance | Originally posted on natlawreview.com Highlights According to the NLRB’s General Counsel, nearly all non-compete provisions contained in employment agreements are invalid restrictions on employee’s rights under the NLRA Non-competes are only valid in “special circumstances,” which do not include desire to avoid competition; to […]

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

By Jessica Hoover | Originally posted on acppubs.com The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation. The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce […]

ABC’s 2023 Guide to Construction Safety Best Practices Reveals How Contractors Can Be Nearly 7 Times Safer Than the Industry Average

By CE Staff | Originally posted on compactequip.com Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its 2023 Safety Performance Report, an annual guide to safety best practices on construction jobsites and comprehensive study of the impact of the STEP Safety Management System. Established in 1989, STEP is a proven system that provides the framework to measure, strengthen […]

Breaking Down the Stigma: Prioritizing Mental Health in Construction

By Conexpoconagg.com | Originally posted on conexpoconagg.com The conversation around mental health has shifted since 2016 when the Centers for Disease Control reported that the construction industry had the highest suicide rate of any profession. At that time, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) was formed to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health […]

Women in Construction Event Talks Recruiting, Retention

By Mark Urban | Originally posted on yahoo.com May 3—TRAVERSE CITY — Creating a diverse staff can mean many different things. So can the solutions. “Diversify Your Crew” was the subject of the fourth Windemuller Women in Construction event on Thursday at Delamar Traverse City. Held solely in TC for the first time, the event drew […]

OPINION: Culture Change — Construction Safety Week puts focus on total human health

By Samantha DeAlmeida Roman | Originally posted on njbiz.com As we mark National Construction Safety Week, our industry needs to focus on total human health, not just physical safety. The Associated Builders and Contractors’ New Jersey Chapter believes that those who have chosen a career in construction are the industry’s most valuable assets. Construction workers use […]

ABC: Government-Registered Apprenticeship System Alone Won’t Solve Construction Labor Shortage

By Associated Builders and Contractors | Originally posted on apnews.com WASHINGTON, May 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It would take 12 years for federal and state government-registered apprenticeship programs to educate the more than half a million workers the construction industry needs to hire in 2023, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of recently […]