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Skilled-Trade Programs See Boost in Enrollment

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While many in the construction and home improvement industries anecdotally feel the pinch of not enough skilled-trade workers, the statistics back up those sentiments. The Associated General Contractors of America conducted a survey in September 2021 that found 89 percent …

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Channellock Launches Learning Platform to Narrow Skilled Trades Gap

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As the skilled labor gap continues to impact the home improvement channel, tool manufacturer CHANNELLOCK® is launching a new tool aimed at getting young people interested in the trades. The company has introduced Trades 101, a landing page with the …

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Lowe’s Talks Supporting the Trades

The struggle to find enough workers for skilled trade jobs is impacting the home improvement industry as a whole. Mike Mitchell, who leads Lowe’s skilled trades initiatives, including a national movement called Generation T, spoke with Hardware Retailing about why …

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Residential Construction Struggles With Labor Shortage

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A new report from radio program Marketplace says homebuilders are continuing to struggle with a labor shortage that has stalled construction of new homes. Some 1.5 million homebuilding and remodeling jobs disappeared after the Great Recession, but the industry has …

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In Case You Missed It: Great Lessons From the Past Year of Hardware Retailing

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Operating an independent home improvement business is no small feat. Even though your store hours may say one thing, you know that thinking of how to better your operation doesn’t stop, even when the doors are locked and the lights …

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