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6 Tips to Find Your First Construction Job

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Construction Staffing

Finding your first construction job is a journey. It’s exciting, a bit scary and perhaps a bit overwhelming. Your head is probably swimming with questions. Where do I start? What do I do? Who do I talk to? How long will it take? What’s the best job-hunting approach? No matter what issues you face, transitioning… Read More »

Heat-related Illnesses and First Aid

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With temperatures going up, it is important to be more cautious and aware of heat related stress on your body. Most heat related illnesses are the cause of overexertion and under hydration. It is imperative that you stay hydrated. You should be drinking water throughout the day. If you start feeling the symptoms of heat… Read More »

3 Tips for Surviving the Construction Industry Talent Shortage

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Construction Staffing

The talent shortage in the construction industry is real, and it has gotten worse. There simply aren’t enough skilled and unskilled laborers for the increasing number of projects. One reason for this gap in the talent pool is the baby boomer effect. As these seasoned professionals retire, they take with them valuable skills, expertise and… Read More »

Tips for Managing and Sticking to Your Project’s Budget

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Construction Staffing

With the construction industry reaching new heights in 2016, construction firms could see a surge in opportunities. Even then, bids are not always taken and work is never a guarantee, so businesses have to be able to survive the highs and lows with a strong budget strategy. If you aren’t already analyzing past, present and… Read More »

NCASP Rising Star

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CCS’ Director of Staffing Operations Jason Perillo was recognized by the North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals (NCASP) as this year’s Rising Star. Perillo was presented the award on 5-13-16 at the NCASP Annual Convention hosted in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Perillo was selected Rising Star because of his commitment to the NCASP and his daily… Read More »

Why Millennials Will Save the Construction Industry

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Construction Staffing

The busy summer months are approaching, which means quality hiring is on the minds of many employers, especially those in the construction industry. The success of a construction project – residential or commercial – relies on the strength and skills of its laborers, tradesmen and foremen. However, with baby boomers gearing up for retirement and… Read More »

5 Ways to be a Successful Leader in Construction: A Lesson From Execs

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Construction Executive

For construction employees who are called to lead, a job site is never about a paycheck; it goes much further than that. Skilled tradesmen who emerge into leadership positions, especially in commercial construction projects, are driven to create high quality workmanship, facilitate timely production or develop a satisfying job site environment. As leaders, we must… Read More »

Electrical Safety – Portable Lights Strings

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Follow these precautions when using portable light strings: Inspect the wiring and fixtures before stringing the lights or before they are energized or plugged in. Make sure the outer insulation is not damaged, the plug ends are intact, and the fixtures are not cracked. The light-string must be grounded. Make certain the plug has a… Read More »

How to Get Fired From Your Temporary Construction Job

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Construction Staffing

As a construction temp, you have already showed your competency – a recruiter placed you, after all. But if you want to maintain that relationship or secure a permanent career, you have to stay on top. From your first day, your coworkers will be forming opinions about your talent, ability and work ethic … everything… Read More »