Construction Hiring

It seems every major daily newspaper in Texas is reporting on the many job cuts in our state’s oil and gas industry. For example, The San Antonio Express-News reports today that Baker Hughes is cutting 7,000 jobs.


AGC of America just released “Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook.” In summary, the 10-page report describes the growing shortage of qualified workers-especially craft workers.


That’s one of the reasons an industry coalition developed a new statewide workforce development website, It is designed to connect laid off workers to meaningful, well-paying jobs in the construction industry.


Employers can post positions, check out industry job fairs, and take inventory of all the craft providers in Texas.


Doug McMurry
The San Antonio Chapter of AGC