Forward Progress
Recruiters Focus on Technology, Training and Upward Mobility
Many contractors today are urgently transforming their recruiting practices to attract the right kind of worker. That’s because productivity has taken a huge hit in today’s red hot economy as worker numbers dwindle in an ever-tightening labor market.  Read More
More Than 300,000 Comments Pour In on DOL's Proposed Apprenticeship Rule
That element is the creation of Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) that would take over much of the standard-setting now done by DOL and state agencies.
The proposal would let industry groups, associations, schools, states, localities, unions and other organizations to submit applications to DOL to become Standards Recognition Entities (SREs). Read More
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Conotton Valley Community Center
OSHA Steps Up Use of Drones for Inspections 
Although their use is voluntary, employers who say no can look like they are hiding something. OSHA is stepping up its use of drones to inspect worksites. As it does so, the practice places employers in an uncomfortable position between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Read More
Natural gas power plant to be built in Guernsey County
Financing has been secured for a natural gas power plant in Guernsey county.
Guernsey Power Station will bring in 1,000 jobs to the area, and perhaps, more development. Read More
The controversy centers on whether construction should be exempt from a proposed provision that paves the way for standard-setting training program. Read More
The company's contractor pages draw on both data and user reviews to paint an accurate picture of how quickly a general contractor pays its subs. Read More
Here's a rundown of the latest in construction technology and software.  Read More
When undocumented workers get hurt on the job, their individual illegal status does not obviate a right to workers’ compensation benefits; it may, however, limit the benefits to which they are entitled. Read More
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