Hard Hat Heroes, Veterans Help Bridge Skilled Worker Gap

NCCER initiative expands resources for returning military transitioning into construction careers NCCER recently celebrated the one year anniversary of its Hard Hat Heroes credentialing portal on Veterans Day. NCCER salutes its veterans by providing resources to help create a seamless transition into the construction workforce. The Build Your Future military initiative, Hard Hat Heroes, provides a way for veterans to receive NCCER credentials for the skills and training they received while in the military. Hard Hat Heroes gained momentum in 2017 by creating a military advisory council consisting of veterans and industry representatives whose focus is on recruiting, training and … Read more

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Construction Industry Adds 8K Jobs in September, 184K Throughout Year

Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said construction employment gains would have been higher if more high school students were exposed to construction as a possible career option. “Construction firms added employees over the past year at a much higher rate than the public and private sectors as a whole, and contractors have been boosting pay … Read more

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