What Is the Difference Between Skilled Labor Vs. Unskilled Labor?

Currently, the demand for construction workers is high in the United States. As contractors look to fill open positions, they must consider what type of labor is right for the task at hand. Two labor types exist in all economies: skilled labor and unskilled labor. At...

What Is EMR?

Your EMR, or Experience Modification Rate, is a number used by insurance companies to evaluate your business’ past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower your business’ EMR, the lower your worker compensation insurance premiums will be. An...

What Are Contingent Workers?

Contingent workers are non-permanent workers that are brought in on an as-needed basis. For contractors, this means bringing on additional craftsmen to support the core team when workflow demands are high due to seasonality, short-turnaround projects, or other...

Why Is There a Shortage of Construction Workers?

Like other industries facing worker shortages, the construction industry continues to present challenges for contractors and hiring managers. Nearly 78 percent of construction firms say they are having a hard time filling both salaried and craft positions.* So, what...

How to Reduce Construction Costs With Labor Support

Finding qualified craftsmen to meet your fluctuating workload is one of your toughest challenges. Today, fewer individuals than ever are entering the construction industry, and many more are retiring or changing careers. The solution is Tradesmen International’s...