Monthly Archives: June 2017

Job Vacancies In Construction Are Only Going To Increase

President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta touted the administration’s push Monday to incorporate apprenticeship programs as part of a larger effort to close the nation’s skills gap. Labor Secretary: ‘Job Vacancies In Construction Are Only Going To Increase’

Whoa. I guess there is no OSHA in China.

A demolition crew in Beijing improvise to get their job done. Risking their lives to get a building demo’ed?

Personal Protective Equipment only works if worn!

43 Trade School Jobs Among the Highest Paying Trades

A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades. You can see the whole list here:

How To: Poor Man’s Carpenter Bench

This this video on Poor Man’s Carpenter’s Bench they cut the final tenons for the bench legs. More on this bench here:

Lots and lots of construction job openings!

“The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis indicate that the seasonally-adjusted number of open construction jobs, which stood at 203,000 in April 2017, has risen to its highest level since September of last year. (The … Read MoreRead More

Housing Permits Down In San Diego by 37%

The San Diego Union Tribune just posted a video about the recent sudden drop in permits being issues (37% in San Diego!) We aren’t seeing a slowdown, are you? Entire article:

Starting Out? Tutorial On How To Read Plans Like A Pro

This is part of  a FREE series of 4 videos (this being the 2nd) showing you how to read construction drawings like a pro. Learning how to read plans is a skill that is within your reach and this series … Read More

It’s Really Difficult To Find Good People…So Pay Them Well

We have been saying this for a really long time… It’s really difficult to find good people. With the labor market being so hot for skilled trades, take the advice of paying a great wage to your good workers. Want … Read MoreRead More

It Isn’t Easy Being A Woman in Trades

“….Women represent just 4 percent of the workforce in natural resources, construction and maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor….”   A very relevant article that talks about why women have been slow to join the trades. Women in … Read More