Category: Industries

The Hottest Manufacturing Jobs

The manufacturing industry started adding jobs in 2010. This came as a surprise to many economy watchers who’d declared America’s manufacturing sector defunct. Higher costs associated with labor and transporting goods are spurring some companies to move overseas production back to the U.S. “Every week we’re hearing about a new company building a plant in the …

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Construction And Gender-Based Harassment

There’s been a lot of national soul-searching in recent months over gender-based harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Almost every day another news story breaks about accusations against a high-profile figure in entertainment or politics. But this issue is a far-reaching one that affects all industries. Including construction. Harassment In Construction Women make up only …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – December 5, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.922 As anticipated, OPEC confirmed this week that it will cut oil production through the end of 2018. This caused forecasters to …

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The Opioid Crisis And Blue-Collar Industries

We’ve written before about how drug use is shrinking the American workforce. Now there’s a new wrinkle to the problem of substance abuse in the workplace: the opioid crisis. The Scale Of The Opioid Epidemic In 2016, more than 64,000 people died from overdoses of opioids. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 28, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.926 Globally, oil prices fell today due to uncertainty in the market. OPEC will be meeting on November 30 to discuss whether …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 21, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.912 Petroleum output cuts in the Middle East caused global oil prices to rise today, although the average price of diesel in …

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