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Eber: Soap On A Rope

Eber: Soap On A Rope

By Stephen Frank  California voters, several years ago, approved $2.7 billion to build water storage facilities—the Democrats refuse to spend the money.  Guv Newsom is spending over $300 million of our money to demolish dams in Oregon—that bring water and energy to California.  California government allows millions of acres a day of water to flow into […]

California Carpenters Earn Median $52,775 Per Year, 14th Highest In U.S

California Carpenters Earn Median $52,775 Per Year, 14th Highest In U.S

Mike LaFirenza The residential real estate market has been booming during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more buyers looking for homes and competing for unusually low levels of inventory. With new supply desperately needed, the market currently presents enormous opportunities for builders and developers who are able to provide new stock. However, the supply of both […]

California Has 12th Fastest-Growing Construction Wages In U.S.

California Has 12th Fastest-Growing Construction Wages In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza The construction industry took a huge hit in 2020 due to pandemic-induced shutdowns and work stoppages. While construction is now booming in many cities across the country due to pent-up demand for new homes and low interest rates, construction employment has still not returned to pre-pandemic levels. According to data from the Bureau […]

California Is The 2nd Worst-Paying State For Agricultural Workers

California Is The 2nd Worst-Paying State For Agricultural Workers

Column by Mike LaFirenza Agriculture has been and remains one of the most important industries for the U.S. economy. In addition to directly providing food for the population in the form of produce and livestock, the broader agricultural sector—which includes farming, fishing, and forestry—provides raw materials that form the foundation of other industries like food […]

20.2% Increase In California Construction Employment, 10th Largest In U.S.

20.2% Increase In California Construction Employment, 10th Largest In U.S.

By Mike LaFirenza While the potential for trillions of dollars of new infrastructure spending looms on the horizon, America’s construction industry is struggling to even keep pace with current demand for new homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. A shortage of supplies and employees has created ongoing challenges for construction firms and their customers. “The home […]

California Is The 18th Best-Paying State For Roofers

California Is The 18th Best-Paying State For Roofers

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused long-lasting economic disruption in many industries, but one field that is poised for continued growth coming out of the pandemic is construction trades, including roofers. The occupational outlook for roofers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 15,000 roofing jobs will come open annually through 2029. But […]

Free 12-Week Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

Free 12-Week Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

Ventura, Santa Barbara and SLO Workforce Development Boards Offer Free 12-Week Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program   Ventura, Calif.—The Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are partnering with the California Building Trades Council to offer the region’s first construction pre-apprenticeship training program. The WDBs are encouraging those interested in a […]

City of Ventura to begin construction on first fully inclusive play area

City of Ventura to begin construction on first fully inclusive play area

Ventura, Calif. —  The City of Ventura will begin construction on its first fully inclusive play area for children of all abilities. The inclusive play area, located at Arroyo Verde Park, features gathering places, a play structure, swings, hammocks, balance beams, a sensory garden, a motion-inclusive carousel, sensory wall, embankment climbers, music play areas, and more. […]

Video | Nicole Cruz – Buildcarmen Pros – The Pandemic’s Effect on the Construction Industry

Video | Nicole Cruz – Buildcarmen Pros – The Pandemic’s Effect on the Construction Industry

Nicole Cruz, business development executive from New Jersey discusses the impact this pandemic has had on the construction industry. Nicole also discusses her personal challenges and struggles amidst this current crisis, and Build Pro CS strategy moving forward. We also touch on Nicole’s philanthropy work in her hometown of Newark through a non-profit called Aspiring […]

The Green Law Group Master Contractor Webinar Series

The Green Law Group Master Contractor Webinar Series

  We are releasing the newest segment in our Master Contractor Webinar Series, Employment Law for Contractors. In this latest video, I talk about the key laws you need to be aware of when you employ others in your contracting business, including: ·     How to know when to classify someone as an employee or independent contractor ·     When […]

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