Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook After several years of growth in demand, contractors appear confident about the immediate future, with an overwhelming majority of firms planning to expand their payrolls in 2015. Indeed, if their predictions come true,...
As the economy continues to recover, economists are seeing stark differences between people with high school and college degrees. The unemployment rate is nearly twice as high for Americans with a high school diploma as for those with a four-year college degree or more....
Too many Texas construction firms are having a difficult time filling key professional and craft worker positions. And it won’t get better anytime soon. Forty-one percent of the respondents said it will be difficult to find and hire qualified construction professionals during the next year. Forty-seven...
In a report titled Workforce — Capitalizing on Our Human Assets, the Texas Comptroller’s office explores the promise of Texas’ young population and the economic growth that has created worker shortages in some industries. The report also lays out recommendations that would help the...
To hire 10 to 15 project coordinators this year, Texas builder Sabre Commercial has boosted pay 10 percent and added a 401(k) retirement plan. “It is an employee’s market,” says John Cyrier, co-founder and president of the 48-employee Austin-based company. “We are definitely seeing...