ROSSLYN, Virginia —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) testified on behalf of NEMA Member companies and the 360,000 American workers employed in the electrical and medical imaging manufacturing workforce who would be materially affected by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) proposed 25 percent tariff on more than 100 electrical and medical imaging products and inputs.
Specialty trade contractors continue to dominate construction employment
April 11, 2017
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March employment data, which revealed a slowing of job growth from previous months. A clear bright spot in the report was the 7,300 new jobs in nonresidential specialty trade construction.
36,400 new jobs in specialty construction in February
March 16, 2017
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its February jobs report, marking another month of growth in construction employment. Of the 235,000 jobs created in February, 25 percent were in the construction industry. The specialty construction trades drove the increase in construction employment, accounting for over 62 percent of the job growth in the construction industry.
Program Offers Career Opportunities for Women in the Service Trades
November 6, 2014
The Dwyer Group®, a holding company of seven service-based franchise brands, including Aire Serv®, a heating and cooling brand, has announced the recipients of the fall 2014 Women in the Trades Scholarships.
Capital Resources Will Enable Construction Labor Contractors to Grow
July 9, 2014
Silver Oak Services Partners announced that it has led the recapitalization of Construction Labor Contractors (CLC), in partnership with the company’s founder and management. CLC is a leading provider of skilled trades temporary staffing for the commercial construction market.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than one third of all skilled tradesmen are over the age of 50. As these quality tradesmen begin to retire, the task for contractors to find quality employees will continue to get harder.
WD-40 Co. and Rebuilding Together® have announced the finalists for the 2011 Tradesperson of the Year™. Those selected give back to the community, add value to his or her skilled trade, and reflect the values of Rebuilding Together and the WD-40® brand.
WD-40 Co. and Rebuilding Together® are conducting a national search for the 2011 Tradesperson of the Year™ — someone who gives back to the community, adds value to his or her skilled trade industry, and reflects the values of Rebuilding Together and WD-40 Co.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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