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Our Contractor of the Month for September is Anthony Smock

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Since his beginning over 5 years ago at CCS Construction Staffing Anthony Smock has made an exceptional contractor. Smock is a Mechanical Welder in Charleston, South Carolina. Smock has demonstrated valuable skills on every job. Employer reviews have pronounced Smock as a excellent welder, a hard-worker that gives 110% on all job duties. Smock has been… Read More »

The Appropriate Pay To Offer Your Temp Skilled Laborers

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CCS Construction Staffing

When it comes down to fair pay for construction jobs, contractors, superintendents and skilled workers need to know their rights. In the U.S., state and federal governments require construction industry employers to provide their workers with specific benefits. The Fair Labor Standards Act zooms in on tradesmen’s rights, ensuring that they receive overtime pay, rest… Read More »

How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Permanent One

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Construction Staffing

Temp-to-hire positions let candidates explore job opportunities without committing to a long-term placement. These situations are a great way for construction employees to decide if a company or job site is the right fit for them. It also gives contractors a chance to get to know contract workers, to see how they work with their… Read More »

Ensuring Proper Safety Regulations At Your Construction Site

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CCS Construction Staffing

Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that the construction industry accounts for more than 1,000 deaths and nearly 400,000 injuries across the nation each year. Can you afford to slack off on your safety practices? It takes planning and dedication to identify the challenges and create awareness of hazards on… Read More »

The Best Benefits To Include For Your Skilled Laborers

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Construction Staffing

Studies show that morale is directly related to productivity. If morale is down, production goes down, and vice versa. This can hit particularly hard in the construction industry, where you have to battle equipment malfunctions, delayed shipments, rain, mud and whatever else nature decides to throw your way. When morale starts to sink, both permanent… Read More »

The Benefits Of Using A Staffing Firm For Your Skilled Labor Needs

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Construction Staffing

Electricians. Plumbers. Pipefitters. Oh my. Skilled laborers with a strong work ethic can be hard to find–and also hard to keep! A recent study by EMSI found that 53% of skilled-trades professionals in the U.S. were 45 years old–or older. Put simply, the demand for these skilled workers is outpacing the supply–and it’s only going… Read More »

Building Chemistry Between Temporary Employees And Full-Timers

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Construction Staffing

There are a lot of benefits to using temporary staff on the job site. From workforce flexibility, to lower overhead costs, to eliminating recruitment headaches, temporary staff is a great option. But that’s not say there aren’t any challenges either! One of the biggest issues we hear is that full-time staff simply don’t like “temps”.… Read More »

Is There A Shortage In Skilled Labor?

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Construction Executive

The workforce is changing, and there is a noticeable shift in the types of employees coming onto the market. While they may have more formal education, there is a shortage of employees within the skilled trade industries such as welders, machinists, and electricians. Most high schools today are putting a focus on four-year colleges and… Read More »

4 Ways To Avoid High Employee Turnover in Construction and Skilled Trades

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Construction Staffing

Employee turnover can be a challenge for any business. But when an electrician or plumber doesn’t show up to the work site, the result can be even more far-reaching. Turnover in this industry means delays in the project, cost overages, and scheduling nightmares. So what can you do to help keep employee turnover from costing… Read More »

Get Motivated

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I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy.  So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like Arnold Schwarzenegger or be mistaken for a… Read More »