Posts Tagged ‘ skilled labor ’

Rising Mortgage Rates Lower Housing Starts

Sep 21st, 2023

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly issued new residential construction statistics for August 2023 and the numbers point to a drop in both building permits and housing starts compared to this time last year. The numbers were down 2.7% and 14.8% respectively. Building permits, the report noted, […]

New Advisory Council Takes Aim at Labor Crisis in U.S. and Canada

Sep 6th, 2023

Leaders across the construction, retail and skilled trades industries have created the Skilled Trades Advisory Council (STAC).

One Word

Dec 17th, 2020

As the holidays approach and 2020 winds down, I reached out to industry associates and asked them what one word they would use to describe 2020. The answers I received were “uncertain, unbelievable, isolated, confused, transformational, volatile, stolen, exigent, adaptive, evolutionary, arduous, fortunate, prosperous, exhausting, and unforgettable.” Yes, I remember in March when the virus […]