Construction is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. According to the latest data from the United States Construction Industry Databook Series, the industry is expected to reach a value of more than $1.8 trillion by 2023. In addition, the strong economic conditions, investments from the government, and increased demand for skilled and professional […]
Updated 01/14/2020 A classic image is ingrained in all of our memories. That strong woman flexing her arm, red bandanna on her head and classic “blue collar” shirt with sleeves rolled up. Rosie the Riveter was the poster that connected our women in America to overseas conflict that was WWII. She was the support that […]
Maybe you aren’t quite sure what you want to do after you graduate high school. Or perhaps you’ve been stuck in a rut and have been thinking about switching careers. If you have ever thought about entering the trades, it’s worth noting that becoming a skilled tradesman (tradeswoman, tradesperson, whatever you want to call it) […]
It’s no secret that construction companies are experiencing shortages in labor. With those shortages comes an increasing awareness at companies across the nation that they must step up their offerings to compete for top talent. Whether you’re looking for a new construction career, you’re just starting, or if you’re thinking about moving to a […]
When was the last time you had “the talk” with your loved one? Oh, wait.. not that talk… but one equally important. You probably worry most about your friend or loved one’s safety on the job – which is understandable – but something of equal significance, and often less discussed, is whether they are on […]
The construction industry is among the worst in the U.S. regarding employment-based retirement plans, with only agriculture ranking below it. According to a 2015 Labor Department survey, about a third of construction workers were eligible to participate in retirement plans through their employment and only one quarter actually participated.
Retain. Retain. Retain While recruiting new workers into the construction industry is essential – equally important is offering the current workforce the training to increase upward mobility within an organization. Succession planning can be a crucial tool to promote employee growth within an organization.
Ground Up Construct is proud to announce a partnership with the Career College of Northern Nevada This partnership will create a direct connection of recent grads and current students attending Career College of Northern Nevada and potential employers. In the coming months Ground Up Construct will help these students and alumni’s build their personal pages, showcasing their […]