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Monthly Construction Labor Data Wrapup

3/01/2022
This Week's Idea SummaryWe take a look at the latest construction labor data and what it's telling us.We review the latest Total Available Construction Labor, Construction Employment, Construction Unemployment Rate, Open Jobs, and Total Construction Jobs Market data.All signs are pointing toward ...

How to explain the construction labor shortage to senior management

2/09/2022
Source: Giphy(That's your senior management team giving you an ovation after you deliver this presentation on how to deal with the construction labor market.)This Week's Idea SummaryThe labor challenge is getting attention at the board of directors level at a lot of construction companies.That's ...

Managing construction labor risk with TACL

1/16/2022
What is Total Available Construction Labor (TACL)?Total Available Construction Labor (TACL), created by Road Dog Jobs, is a measure of how constrained the construction labor market is. TACL subtracts the number of open construction jobs from the number of unemployed construction workers to determ...

TACL - Total Available Construction Labor - November 2021

1/10/2022
Total Available Construction Labor (TACL) November 2021Road Dog Jobs created the Total Available Construction Labor (TACL) metric as a macro view of labor availability in construction.This is a data driven view of the construction labor market and specifically whether there are enough people in t...

Understanding the big secret in construction labor data

1/09/2022
Part of our mission at Road Dog Jobs is to help construction companies navigate the construction labor market more strategically. We know that that there are ways that you can execute better than the competition and give your projects a better chance for success.One of the best ways to take on th...

How to use incentives to attract construction labor

12/28/2021
This article first appeared in The Construction Labor Weekly, our free weekly newsletter on the construction labor market. Sign up for free with just email here.The ETS whiplash continues.After the 6th circuit court of appeals on 12/17/21 lifted the stay on OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ET...

How to plan for OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

12/21/2021
This article first appeared in The Construction Labor Weekly, our free weekly newsletter on the construction labor market. Sign up for free with just email here. "2022 is about to be crazy for the trades. I got three companies trying to hire me (right now) and the one with the best pay wins." Tha...

Bad management is killing construction labor

12/13/2021
If you want to insights on the construction labor market each week, subscribe here https://mailchi.mp/roaddogjobs/construction-labor-weeklySource: GiphyBad management is killing the construction labor forceWhen people talk about the construction labor shortage the knee jerk reaction is; Calling a...

TACL - Total Available Construction Labor - October 2021

12/11/2021
January 2022 Update: The BLS updated their October 2021 and the new TACL got worse. From -100k it was actually -133k, the worst month on record.Total Available Construction Labor (TACL) October 2021Road Dog Jobs created the Total Available Construction Labor (TACL) metric as a macro view of labor...

A labor challenge for construction recruiters?

12/09/2021
The labor challenge for.. Recruiters? ??A unique recruiting challenge in 2021 (that s likely to continue in 2022) - companies are having a hard time recruiting and hiring Recruiters!A recent article from Wallstreet Journal that s received a lot of attention on LinkedIn stated that job postings fo...