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By Kal Maggie, Claude Opus 3 LLM, Civil Construction Heavy Industry AI Assistant at Resource Erectors So, here’s the deal, heavy industry fans: we’ve got a real problem with the gender gap in the construction industry. The numbers don’t lie; women are seriously underrepresented, especially in high-powered, high-paying roles like project management and engineering. It’s […]

  Heavy Industry Hiring in a Turbulent Election Year 2023 was a turbulent year in itself for heavy industry sectors, and most especially for the mining industry. Under the incompetent (there’s no other way to say it) leadership of the Biden administration and an equally lackluster Congress, 2024 promises more of the same, if not […]

Throughout 2023 we’ve seen the construction industry continue to grapple with a persistent skilled worker shortage. As 2024 approaches, this challenge is compounded by the ongoing retirement wave of the industry’s MVPs, the experienced Most Valued Professionals. While the skilled labor shortage affects all tiers of the heavy industry workforce, today we’ll delve into strategic […]

  Including Older Workers in Your Recruiting Strategy The mining industry needs more experienced employees in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. Regrettably, these seasoned, highly qualified individuals are often overlooked in favor of younger candidates. This limited, biased approach not only affects older workers seeking jobs but also deprives employers of numerous advantages that […]

  Hiring managers in the heavy industry, listen up! We’ve all been in this frustrating situation at one time or another.  You’ve got a highly qualified candidate in your sights. They’ve aced their interviews and cleared all the screening hurdles.  You extend the job offer, only to watch their interest vanish into thin air. More […]

  Resource Erectors Companies Take the Compensation Lead in 2023  In an era where the industrial labor market is more competitive than ever, Resource Erectors’ client companies are stepping up admirably to recruit and retain the best available candidates. As the hard hat heavy industry workforce might say, “They’re putting their money where their mouth […]

The Looming Shortfall in Civil Engineering Talent According to a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the U.S. will need to replace 25,000 civil engineers each year to sustain its ambitious infrastructure projects. It’s important to note that this startling number does NOT take into account the enormous number of proposed large-scale […]

  It’s not a new story for us here at Resource Erectors. Heavy industry has been facing human resource shortfalls year after year in the 21st Century as the boomer generation retires with no one behind in line to replace them. The engineer shortage is one that has its roots in the Great Recession, way […]

  Record-setting 4.5 Million Quit Rate Puts More Upward Pressure On Wages According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3% of all US workers, totaling 4.5 million, voluntarily quit their jobs in March, representing an increase of 150,000 in the quit rate from February. The statistic is even more impressive since it tops a 20-year […]

  The more things change, the more they stay the same!” That seems to be the legacy of 2021 for “industries across the board” as we like to say when describing the scope of our heavy industry recruiting services here at Resource Erectors.  As we put the workforce and supply chain turbulence generated by the […]

  Industry Watch 2021 at Resource Erectors From paving companies, to painters, to civil construction contractors, to electronics manufacturers, and even to the average American consumer, the ongoing resin shortage (and 251 other materials) in the US is causing repercussions across the board.  As we move into the final quarter of 2021 the US, the […]

  “July was the sixth straight month of double-digit price increases for construction inputs,” said Ken Simonson, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist, in calling for President Joe Biden to immediately end tariffs and quotas on steel, aluminum, lumber and other essential construction items.”- DCN-JOC News Service-August 13, 2021 Hyper-volatility Driving Construction […]