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Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand

by Amy Scott Apr 11, 2019
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
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Home Depot takes a shot at tackling the construction labor shortage

by Renata Sago Apr 30, 2018
Home Depot is investing $50 million into residential construction apprenticeships, but that still won't address the labor shortage.
Students at Fort Stewart will be prepared for residential construction jobs after a 12-week apprenticeship with the Home Builders Institute, sponsored by the Home Depot Foundation.
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Trump’s infrastructure plan raises hopes and questions

by Renata Sago Feb 14, 2018
The Trump administration’s new infrastructure plan promises a boost in workforce training programs — specifically, 1 million apprentices in two years. But some critics say there aren’t enough specifics in the proposals. Click the audio player above to hear the…

Blue-collar jobs that pay 6 figures are going unfilled

by Kai Ryssdal and Emily Henderson Jul 3, 2017
'This is an avenue for even some folks with college degrees.'
“There are a lot of people with college degrees now competing for some of the most competitive jobs out there, and some of them are ending up applying for jobs at 84 Lumber,” Prashant Gopal says.
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Job fair encourages girls to get into trades

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 8, 2015
Teenage girls in California consider jobs in construction.
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US hopes grants will spur apprenticeships

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 16, 2015
The Labor Department wants companies to train students for jobs that pay well.