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CCI: Contractors Concerned about Labor Shortage, Materials Costs

According to the Q2 2019 Commercial Construction Index (CCI), contractors, including specialty trade and general, expect to increase hiring in the second half of 2019 despite the persistent challenge of finding skilled workers. Produced by USG Corp. and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Subcontractor Shortages Continue as Virginia Moves to Alleviate Them

Labor shortages are continuing throughout the entire construction industry, including among glazing companies, leading to an increase in training and certification programs in high schools and community colleges nationwide to address the issue. In Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam launched the … Continue reading

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Report Analyzes Company Culture in the Construction Industry

A new report analyzes the current workplace culture throughout the construction industry, including at subcontracting companies such as glazing contractors. It aims to shed light on employee retention and productivity amid the labor shortage. According to FireStarter Speaking & Consulting’s … Continue reading

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ABC Survey: Contractors Invest $1.6 Billion Annually in Workforce Development

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2019 Workforce Development Survey, ABC member contractors invest approximately $1.6 billion annually in workforce development. Trade and specialty contractors, including contract glaziers, account for $1.3 billion (83%) of those investments. The survey … Continue reading

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No Holds Barred Look at Labor Shortage

John Manzella, world recognized speaker on economic trends and globalization, addressed members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) regarding labor, skills and the workforce. Though this was a large session open to all members, Manzella dubbed it a “very … Continue reading

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