skilled worker shortage

Construction Skill Shortages Growing in Florida

0 February 26, 2015  The Skills Gap

A recent article on the Florida construction economy highlights the concerns that local industry leaders have about the availability of skilled craft professionals.  Not only are Florida contractors feeling the ripple effect from the petrochemical construction markets in other states, surging growth in local markets is expected to create additional demands for skilled craft labor.  ABC […]


Growing Awareness for the Skilled Trades

0 September 12, 2014  Careers in Construction

In Alabama, high school students are learning that a career in construction could provide them with a solid future. The Vice President of Membership and Workforce Development of the ABC North Alabama Wade Thompson met with more than 700 students at a local high school to encourage them to consider the skilled trades as career. […]


OpEd: Construction Career Training is Essential to Economic Growth

0 June 11, 2014  featured, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

In today’s edition of The Hill, Dan Brodbeck, the National Chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors calls attention to the construction industry’s expected skills gap and the efforts being made by both Congress and the industry to train the workforce of tomorrow. In particular, Mr. Brodbeck highlight’s the recently introduced Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which makes […]


Turning to the Trades: Today’s Industry

0 April 1, 2014  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job

This is the second of a three-part series on the career opportunities in the construction industry written by David Schell, an Account Manager for H.B. McClure Company in Pennsylvania, a member company of Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter.   When I look back at my high school years, I don’t remember anyone telling me […]