‘We don’t have enough good labor force’: homebuilder founder

CONTACT USMay 31, 2020 by Pamela MitchellVia Yahoo! Finance Cindy Stumpo made her mark in a male dominated industry as the founder of C Stumpo Development, a custom homebuilder located in Newton, Massachusetts. Her company has been busy even during this time of economic uncertainty and record low unemployment. “We’ve been jammed. We’ve been busy. […]

Today’s In-Demand Skills for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Jobs

CONTACT USMarch 11, 2019 by Ian ConawayVia MECCO.com Does reading news about the “manufacturing skills gap” keep you up at night? Whether you’re looking to hire manufacturing workers, get hired yourself, or hold onto your current job, it’s true that massive changes in the industry are already affecting the in-demand manufacturing job skills. From automation […]

The U.S. Furniture Industry Is Back—but There Aren’t Enough Workers

CONTACT US By Ruth SimonVia wsj.com Companies expanding American production due to consumer preferences and tariffs are finding a dearth of skilled workers HICKORY, N.C—Here’s the good news: There are now more reasons to make furniture in the U.S. than at any point since the financial crisis. Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma Inc. are expanding […]

Going Big At The Demo Expo

CONTACT US Tom Pfister 9/20/2019Via Forbes.com   Big. Thirty acres big. The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition is charged up and powered on for October 1 – 3, 2019, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Equipped with test drives and hands-on product demonstrations, the biennial event is naturally branded the Demo Expo. Billed […]

Tax Incentives Needed To Close Workplace Skills Gap

CONTACT US PETER MURPHY 9/07/2018 The need to increase the workplace skills of the American workforce has become more urgent as the economy grows at a 4% annual clip. Companies are hiring, but can’t find enough workers to fill available positions. The most recent job numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tell the […]

Boots On The Ground: Why A Military Veteran Might Be Your Next Best Hire

Josh Shaffer understands how overwhelming it can be to transition from the military to a private-sector career. Having enlisted in the US Marine Corps at age 18, just after 9/11, Shaffer served for almost 12 years, including three combat tours in Iraq. During part of that time he was a communications specialist calling in air […]

Older Americans Are Retiring in Droves

The exodus of the baby boomers from the work force resumes. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg More and more baby boomers begin the new year with nothing on their schedule but plans to golf, travel, and spend more time with the grandkids. The number of Americans aged 65 or older without a disability that aren’t in the […]

Why Do We Have A Skilled Trade Shortage?

 We may not have enough skilled workers to go around. How did it get to this point? Every day, the shortage in the skilled trades becomes more acute. According to numbers from the National Electrical Contractors Association, 7,000 electricians join the field each year, but 10,000 retire. And as job openings continue to increase without new […]

Where Does the Trade Shortage Go From Here?

The skilled trades face an uncertain future and a ticking clock. The skilled trades face an uncertain future. The last few years have seen an increase in new workers entering the fields, but as more older workers retire and the shortage intensifies, the effect can be hard to predict. Industry veterans see the tide turning […]