What is Labor Burden for Trade Contractors in Texas?
Labor burden is an important, often little understood concept for subcontractors in construction. In this article, we explain what labor burden is, why it's important, and how to calculate it.
Nov 11th, 2020
The Construction Staffing Agencies Putting Texas to Work
An examination of the top construction staffing agencies in Texas, as well as the recruiting, hiring & HR solutions they offer busy contractors
Aug 5th, 2020
Why is Employee Turnover So High in Construction?
In this post we discuss job turnover, discuss why job turnover is so high in construction, and explore the costs associated with high turnover.
Jun 9th, 2020
Should construction workers be classified as 1099 contractors or W2 employees?
We explore why construction firms should classify tradesmen and general laborers (electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians) as W-2 employees instead of 1099 contractors even when the work is temporary, as well as the costs associated with W-2 workers in construction.
Jun 8th, 2020
Impacts of COVID-19 on Construction in Texas
A Buildforce discussion on the potential impacts of Covid-19 on construction labor in Texas. Specifically, we foresee a continued shift to contingent or temporary construction labor use by commercial and industrial subcontractors, as well as a need for initiatives designed to help bring the next generation into skilled trades in construction.
May 11th, 2020
Q&A with Angela Robbins, Director at the Construction Career Collaborative (C3)
An interview with Angela Robbins, the Director of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3), a commercial construction workforce development group based in Houston, TX. During the interview, the Buildforce team asks Angela about opportunities for the construction industry when it comes to recruiting skilled labor in light of Covid-19, and how C3 is helping to solve some of the labor challenges plaguing the commercial construction sector.