It is no secret that working in the construction industry comes with several risks to workers health. Working with heavy machinery or other imposing tools onsite requires a significant amount of keenness for safety. Luckily, accidents are down as of recent years, but now isn’t a time to become lenient – deadly accidents still occur at frequent rates.
A safety research team has been working on a tool that can measure risk factors, something that can prove useful in minimizing deadly mishaps. Industry experts realize that even with careful safety measures and flawless execution of dangerous tasks, fatalities still occur, which is why this tool is being developed in order to try a new strategy for minimizing onsite fatalities in the construction industry.
READ ARTICLE “What Steps Are Being Taken to Minimize Deadly Construction Accidents?”
It’s no secret that Oregon took a big hit during the recession in 2009. Jobs were scarce, and the economy hadn’t been hit so hard in nearly thirty years. Portland was one of the cities hit hardest by the Great Recession, due to dependence on the real estate market which plummeted in the following years. However, Oregon has slowly but surely seen improvement, and last year they even managed to beat Washington regarding economic growth rate, something they rarely manage to do even though Washington and Oregon share several similarities. The city of Portland is seeing the greatest comeback, specifically in the housing market, which has beaten out several other epicenters in the nation.
READ ARTICLE “One of the Economies in the Country? Yes, It’s Oregon!”
The augmented reality craze that swept the nation with millions of users might seem to some like a simple game, at most an interactive way to pass the time, but it’s not just a gimmicky phone app. There is a reason why so many people find Pokémon Go to be highly addicting, minus the fact that it’s fun to catch Pokémon around your city; this is where the idea of augmented reality comes into the picture.
READ ARTICLE “What Do Pokémon Go and Construction Have in Common?”
Signing a construction contract comes with numerous risks involved, as does anything with your signature attached. Taking the extra time to fine-tune contract details will save everyone involved time and money, because nothing deters a project more than miscommunication or contract errors. Negotiations aren’t everyone’s natural strong suit, listed below are a few things to keep in mind to avoid conflict before closing a deal and breaking ground.
READ ARTICLE “What Skills Are Needed to Negotiate Construction Contracts?”
No matter how skilled you are in your industry, or how amazing you are at interviewing, finding a new job can be a difficult task for everyone. There are lots of odds stacked against many job seekers, like the stress and time spent searching, and there can be many reasons to give up the hunt or stay complacent in your current position.
The solution to these obstacles is to consider working with a staffing agency, such as Madden Industrial Craftsmen. As a family-owned business, Madden caters to every individual’s need when searching for a new industrial position, and their tight-knit group of employees stay with you every step of the way to ensure you find a position that fits every aspect of your life.
READ ARTICLE “Why an Industrial Staffing Agency Will Help You Find Your Next Job”
Most people do not associate the construction industry with the big data revolution, but this could be a mistake if you are currently in the job market.
Big data is not just for Silicon Valley tech firms or high-speed traders anymore!
In this article, we’ll look at how big data affects the construction industry, and what kind of careers exist for those with big data skills.
READ ARTICLE “Is There a Career in Construction for Candidates with Big Data Skills?”
There have been two big trends in construction this year: The re-emergence of the single-family market, and a boom in the remodeling sector.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what the data tells us about remodeling, why experts are predicting a spike in the remodeling sector, and tell you exactly what markets are going to be re-modeling and how you can take advantage of this trend to build your business.
READ ARTICLE “How Can Your Construction Business Help the Trend of Homeowners Looking to Remodel?”
Not that long ago, you could get a construction job with just a recommendation from a friend or by responding to an ad in the paper. Unfortunately for you, those days are (mostly) long gone.
Today, construction-hiring managers often ask to see a resume and you might not get the job if yours is not up-to-par with industry expectations.
In this article, we will give you a few tips to help you help you smooth out your construction resume to get that job!
READ ARTICLE “When Should You Have a Traditional Resume for Construction?”
Good help can be hard to find… and this is especially true in the construction industry. The current labor shortage has made it even more difficult to attract and retain the kind of employees that will make your company great.
And it’s not like it was super easy to find the best employees before the shortage!
At Madden Industrial Craftsmen, we know what it takes to find the right employees as we have been striving to be the leading industrial staffing company in the Northwest for many years. We know exactly what kind of employees have success, and which don’t.
Over the years we have found that the most successful candidates consistently have these four traits.
READ ARTICLE “4 Traits to Look for in Great Construction Employees”
Do you know what a millennial is?
You’ve probably heard the term or seen the term but you may not know exactly what a millennial is and isn’t.
A millennial or generation Y, also sometimes called the “net” generation is a demographic cohort between generation X and Z. Basically millennial are anyone born after 1980 and before 2005, give or take.
So how are millennial driving the biggest trend in new construction right now?
READ ARTICLE “How Millennials Are Fueling the Next Big Construction Trend”