Sources: Home Building Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff During an International Builders’ Show briefing earlier this month in Orlando, Home Builders Institute CEO Ed Brady dubbed the industry’s chronic labor shortage as a “long-term structural crisis” and issued a “call to action for an all hands and industry-wide effort to increase training, compensation, diversity and productivity.” “We need to take…Read More
by Pierre G. Villere As we were going to press this month, all eyes in the human resources world were on the continuing labor shortages; a news story that went viral reported that a Burger King restaurant in Latrobe, Pa. had hung out a banner offering a $1,500 signing bonus, which was later clarified when management explained it was for…Read More
Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly,Va.
Expedited by the Board of Directors, ICPI has launched a workforce development program in response to wide-spread contractor needs for new and better skilled employees. It includes a new Hardscape Installer/Contractor Career Path, in partnership with the National Concrete Masonry Association, that aligns the two groups’ certifications and education courses in a clear, achievable process for those entering the industry.Read More
Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff
Gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the United States and Canada increased by 7.7 percent during 2017, while four of every five contractors cite difficulty in recruiting and hiring quality employees, according to a new Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute survey.Read More