Category: Employers

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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Exoskeletons and the Possible Future of Manufacturing

Labor level manufacturing can be back breaking work.  The creation and implementation of exoskeletons could be a possible future for manufacturing.  We’ve previously discussed self-driving trucks.  At this point in time the self-driving truck is still a long way off.  That’s because the human equation in driving cannot be separated from trucking.  There are too …

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Implementing Drones on Your Construction Site

Previously we have discussed the benefits of using drones on construction sites.  In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration made it a bit easier for the construction industry to use unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use.  Part 107 of the FAA rules sets clear guidelines for using drones for commercial construction purposes or otherwise.  However, Part …

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