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Encourage Jobs in the Trades With Careers in Construction Month


This October is the eleventh annual Careers in Construction Month (CICM). Led by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and Build Your Future (BYF), this month-long campaign aims to increase public awareness of construction careers and inspire …

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Curtis Lumber Fosters the Trades as a Career Option With Students

With only 16% of high school students choosing to pursue a skilled trade as a career, the lack of qualified workers to fill open job positions—including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers and welders—has put a strain on the industry. In an …

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Residential Construction Struggles With Labor Shortage


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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