With green building on the rise, companies are asking if they should learn to use green trades people and mold them into their ideal employee, or, should they rely on a staffing partner to help them secure experienced certified trade workers who understand green buildings?
The shutdown of factories worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the economy, halting production of goods and materials. And although production levels have since increased with a renewed demand for goods, the global supply shortage persists.
LEAD continues its growth by adding a new location in Pinellas County, Florida. Jennifer Peavy of LEAD Tampa Bay will lead the expansion into Pinellas. Meet Jennifer Peavy, Branch Manager of the New Location in Pinellas County, Florida.
LEAD, a skilled trade staffing company with a network of eleven locations throughout the U.S., celebrates Women in Construction Week, March 6-12, 2022. “This year, we are proud to award the LEAD President’s Cup to Barbara Lopez, LEAD Corpus Christi branch manager,” said Mark Curtiss, LEAD President.
Women in construction only make up 1.25% of females in the workforce which is currently at 47%. Although it is the year 2022, gender bias remains in the construction industry culture.
The Coronavirus pandemic left Texas and most of the country in an economic downturn during 2020. And, as we near the close of 2021, there are industries continue to struggle and fight their way back to prosperity. However, the construction industry is steadily growing in many states across the country, including Texas.
Each year around this time, we dedicate a week to the appreciation of millions of hard-working Americans classified as contract employees. This week at LEAD, we will be showing appreciation to our skilled contract employees each day in various ways across the country.
Over and over again I hear about the construction workforce shortage. I hear about it in the office. I hear about it during meetings with commercial real estate developers. I hear about it on project site visits. I turn on the news and hear that the industry is going to take a hit and that everyone is concerned.