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Workforce Development

Careers in Construction Month Quote Request

October is Careers in Construction Month, and this year, ABC National wants to recognize the people who make up our diverse workforce. We know everyone has a unique story that brought them to a career in construction, and we want to share them!

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Five-Figure Tax Deduction Possible

The NH DOE specifically indicated that industry partners who prepared for and participated in last year's NH Construction Career Days (NHCCD) are entitled to the tax credit associated to RSA 188-E9-a.

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Virtual Meeting Resources and Etiquette

As we find ourselves working remotely and having to meet with colleagues and clients remotely, here are some helpful tips to consider.

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NH Tax Credit for Contractors Involved in CTE-driven Workforce Initiatives

You can now take a tax deduction for your contributions made to New Hampshire Career and Technical Education Centers (CTE) centers.

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Expansive Career, Salary Opportunities for Women in the Construction Sector

Women totaled more than half of U.S. payroll jobs last December, just the second time women have outnumbered men in the workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet while women made up just a fraction of the construction workforce at nearly 10% in 2018, that number is on the rise. In particular, we have seen an influx of women in craft professional roles, increasing from 3% of the workforce to 12% between 2013 and 2018, according to ABC’s 2019 Workforce Development Survey.

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Construction industry in Twin States struggles to find enough workers

“The No. 1 reason for (the shortage of construction workers) is that we’ve done such a good (job) of having kids go to college for generations now that we’ve neglected the trade careers that are right here at home,” Reap said. “Construction is a great pathway to the middle class for anyone who wants to work.” 

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Creative New Program Approach Gives Students Options

Letter to the Editor: "I read with great interest state Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s Op-Ed, “A new path to careers for N.H. students” (March 4). Our current system isn’t broken but intrinsically evolves to meet the demands of modern life. If we never tried a new approach, then our children would be learning in one-room schoolhouses. Now, wouldn’t that just be silly?"

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Women in Construction Week March 1-7, 2020

Join us in celebrating Women in Construction week, March 1-7, 2020 to strengthen and amplify the success of women in the construction industry.

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NH's Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative

Our country’s ongoing opioid crisis has many faces. It is one that affects us all, some more personally than others – people who work in construction at a higher rate than some other industries. 70%+ of employers are impacted, but fewer than 20% feel prepared to deal with it. Fortunately, there are resources. Please join us next Tuesday, December 17, to get resources that can help you, your company and maybe even your loved ones deal with this issue.

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