Category: Construction

Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order Could Affect Industry

On April 18, 2017, the White House announced President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order.  The executive order aims to promote American manufactures through forcing companies to use American products in their operations.  In addition, the executive order requires American companies to hire U.S. citizens to conduct the company’s operations.  On the surface, …

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The Decrease of Worker Salary in California’s Construction Industry

For decades, the worker salary in California’s construction industry has been trending downwards.  In 1973, the hourly wage of a U.S. construction worker was $31.84, while in 2016, the wage is $25.97 (adjusted for inflation).  Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and unionstats.com show the drop in construction worker pay as mirroring the reduction …

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Colleges and Construction Companies Partnering for the Future of the Construction Industry

We recently told you about the skilled labor shortage the construction industry is facing.  In just a few years, without any proactive change, the shortage will become significantly worse.  This is why many construction companies are looking outside the current labor pool.  Many companies are partnering with colleges to get students interested in a construction …

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Blue-Collar Industries Facing Massive Skills Shortage

A significant labor shortage is on the way in more than just the trucking industry.  Blue-collar industries such as manufacturing, trades, and construction will be soon facing the same problem.  In the trucking industry, the lion share of the truckers are nearing retirement age with not enough new incoming drivers to replace them.  The need …

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