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Don’t Procrastinate: In This Market You Need to Think About Hiring

With engineering and construction unemployment rates at a record low, you should start thinking about hiring now. In other markets, you may have been able to wait to start the hiring process and it wouldn’t be the end of the world, but in this employment environment there’s no room to procrastinate. As [...]

By | 2019-06-20T10:13:40-04:00 June 6th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Much Do Preconstruction Managers and Preconstruction Directors Get Paid?

There is strong growth potential for commercial construction professionals in preconstruction. With the right skills and experience, many construction professionals can achieve a 6-figure salary. Yet, construction firms need to stay competitive in their salaries and benefits in order to attract and retain top talent. Preconstruction managers and preconstruction directors have specific [...]

By | 2019-08-08T13:51:57-04:00 June 4th, 2019|Construction Blog|

What Traits do Successful Contractors Have in Common?

Given the current labor shortage, being able to hire strong qualified managers, is harder than ever before. It can be difficult to meet deadlines, stay in budget, and still maintain a quality level high enough to exceed the clients’ expectations. Yet, some contractors have managed to succeed in spite of these challenges. [...]

By | 2019-05-28T12:18:16-04:00 May 30th, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Do You Become a Project Manager in the Construction Industry?

The demand for construction leadership positions, especially project managers, has increased steadily over the past few months. As a result, many hiring managers are choosing to work with search firms that specialize in the construction niche to help them find the best talent. Project managers play an essential part in the success [...]

By | 2019-08-16T15:57:02-04:00 May 28th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Military Vets Excel in Construction: Here’s Why

With Memorial Day approaching, it’s a good time to acknowledge the important role veterans play in the construction industry. Vets are often great candidates for the construction industry. Many of the skills learned in the military transfer to construction, such as teamwork skills and attention to detail. With the right opportunity, military [...]

By | 2019-05-23T09:34:26-04:00 May 23rd, 2019|Construction Blog|

Impact of Record Low Unemployment in the Construction Industry

In March, the NSA unemployment rate in the construction industry fell to 5.2%. At the same time, the month of April saw a net increase of 33,000 new construction jobs. April experienced the lowest unemployment rates since at least 2000. These record numbers demonstrate the health of the economy and the construction [...]

By | 2019-05-16T14:54:06-04:00 May 21st, 2019|Construction Blog|

How Hiring Managers Can Convey a Sense of Stability for Candidates

One of the biggest challenges construction leadership has when it comes to winning over candidates is conveying a sense of stability. This is especially true if the candidate you’re after already has a job. Construction professionals are looking for job security, but construction work is unique in that it often involves relocation [...]

By | 2019-05-16T10:38:02-04:00 May 16th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Exciting Construction Developments in Detroit

Some Detroit development projects have changed the makeup neighborhoods and created a few new jobs. Others will have long-lasting effects on the city as a whole. They might impact transportation, attract new residents to the city, or create major job opportunities. This list showcases the most exciting construction developments in Detroit right [...]

By | 2019-06-20T10:16:56-04:00 May 14th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Senior Construction Estimator Salary and Chief Construction Estimator Salary

Staying profitable in the construction industry can be incredibly challenging to say the least. Owners often must deal with the fluctuating costs of materials, labor, and insurance among other things. That is why it is vital to hire the best senior and chief estimators on the market to ensure that you get [...]

By | 2019-08-16T16:09:22-04:00 May 9th, 2019|Construction Blog|

Construction Estimators: An Evolving Position in Demand in Today’s Market

Not all construction careers are recession-proof. Yet, we know that construction estimators are always in demand regardless of whether the market is strong or stagnant. Organizations require talented estimators to ensure ongoing profitability, but they can be hard to find, and it’s a role that continues to evolve. For instance, owners have [...]

By | 2019-08-16T16:04:37-04:00 May 7th, 2019|Construction Blog|

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