According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), in 2018, 9.9% women (approximately 1,106,919) were employed in various occupation sectors of the construction industry in the U.S. Currently, that number has increased to 10.9% of female workers in the construction industry.
October is officially “Careers in Construction Month,” and LEAD Dallas, Ft. Worth will be joining nationwide efforts to raise awareness of the high-quality careers available to workers nationwide in the construction trade professions.
The ASA North Texas Chapter is highlighting Fall Prevention in construction during June 2022. Scott Boddy, General Manager at LEAD Dallas, Ft. Worth, says, “We are excited to participate in the Association’s mission to increase awareness of fall hazards — and to stop fall fatalities and injuries in construction.”
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.
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.
"Contractors are very optimistic about demand for construction" through the remainder of 2020 and beyond. "At the same time, many construction executives are troubled by labor shortages and the impacts those shortages are having on operations, training and safety programs, and bottom lines." – Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC of America, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
LEAD Case Study on Agricultural Construction: A Grain Storage and Handling Facility in North Dakota.
This year, 2020, LEAD celebrates its 10th anniversary: 10 years of successful collaboration with customers and skilled tradespeople. This team was strategically built and will continue to grow according to a distinct plan, adding like-minded professionals.
National Skilled Trades Day was founded to bring attention to the shortage of skilled trades in the United States. It is, of course, a day (or week in our case!), to celebrate and honor the courageous skilled tradespeople.