Trade shows and conferences provide contractors with an effective means of learning about new technologies and ways of doing business. Last year, however, many events were forced entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, with vaccinations being rolled out across the U.S. and case numbers decreasing, conferences are returning to their in-person roots. Follow this link to see a full list of construction related conferences through 2022. https://www.constructiondive.com/news/construction-industry-conferences/603494/
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A recent report from CBRE suggests that the United States will need to add an additional 330MM square feet of industrial warehouse space, dedicated to online fulfillment, by 2025 to keep up with a 26% increase in e-commerce sales. Vacancy rates have been low across the country for industrial real estate space, however companies can expect to pay 25% more to build the new spaces that are desperately needed.
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In July, “The Money Machine,” a documentary show dedicated to showcasing the benefits of working in the trades as potential career paths for young people, will begin airing on platform JUL-TV. The channel, which is available on Roku devices, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and similar devices, will air one episode a week, with eight confirmed episodes and a chance to produce more, Tom Julian, president of JUL-TV told Construction Dive.
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According to the EEOC, employers can ask prospective employees if they have received the covid vaccine prior to making them a job offer. Employers can also require current and prospective employees to get the covid vaccine to work at their company, with a few exceptions.
We found a great article that lays it out well; click here- https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/coronavirus-can-employers-ask-applicants-about-vaccination.aspx
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The future of construction looks bright and industry momentum sits at a 12 year high, according to the Dodge Momentum Index. With contractors facing unprecedented cost increases, supply chain disruptions, and worker shortages- how companies will approach the coming growth is still uncertain. From our perspective, we feel unemployment benefits need to start getting peeled back. Contractors need to get aggressive with hiring and be ready to train younger and/or new talent looking to return to the workforce as the pandemic wanes.
“The fact that employment has stalled — despite strong demand for new homes, remodeling of all types and selected categories of nonresidential projects — suggests that contractors can’t get either the materials or the workers they need,” Simonson said.
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“Regardless of which plan we go with here, the Republican plan, our baseline forecast or the American Jobs Plan, there’s a huge step [up] here for road and bridge construction over the coming five years,” Branch said on a webinar this week. He added that the environmental public works sector, which includes water infrastructure, sewers, dams and reclamation projects, would also see “a huge improvement over current funding assumptions” under any of the three scenarios.
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“The skilled trades are in dire need of workers right now, with a particularly high demand for apprentice-level and skilled labor positions. These are steady, well-paying jobs that hold a bright future, even in an unpredictable economic climate,” said Jill Quinn, executive leader of PeopleReady Skilled Trades. “For the millions of Americans who are struggling in their job hunt right now, our message is simple: Consider a career in the skilled trades.”
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With Covid lurking, unemployment remains high across most sectors. However, this is not the case in the U.S. Manufacturing industry. Throughout the pandemic manufacturers have lost 1 in every 10 jobs. This was far better than many other sectors, including service jobs, which lost nearly 6 of every 10. To protect from a post pandemic recession, America needs the manufacturing industry to bounce back. The opportunity is there. The jobs are available, but unfortunately the qualified skilled worker is harder to find than likely ever before.
“I’ve never seen it this bad,” said Arnold, president of Look Trailers, based in Middlebury, Indiana. Look builds utility trailers, which are in heavy demand from small businesses such as landscapers and plumbers as well as hobbyists who use them to haul motorcycles or other bulky sports equipment.
The lack of workers means lost business for Arnold and his customers. One of his dealers normally has about $2 million in inventory on his lot, but right now only has about $200,000. The average price of a trailer is $3,400.
Wages at his trailer factories are already far above state or federal minimums. The average starting pay is $19 an hour, while workers with skills such as welders make $24 an hour or more. “People talk about the oil boom in the Dakotas – how workers would get in their car and drive out to get jobs,” he said. “We have the same thing here, a jobs boom. But nobody’s coming.”
To read the full article follow this link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-jobs-manufacturing-idINKBN2BP0ZI
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) estimate that construction companies will be facing a labor shortage of between 430K-1MM workers in 2021. With the industry set to grow by 1.3% this year, it is imperative construction companies plan for significant hiring to meet the demand that is coming. For more valuable insights into construction data for 2021 follow this link to the full article.