A New Type of Construction Worker

If you’re an information or technology geek, this is a great time to apply your skills in a construction industry career. With the expected growth of the industry over the next decade, combined with the labor gap, we need good

The Best Construction Staplers

Any good craftsman has a variety of staplers in their tool box. The main three categories of staplers – manual, electric, and pneumatic – are divided by power source, which gives them different advantages based on the project or application. Here’s some of the best staplers you can use right

Futuristic Construction Materials

A lot of us have heard of how 3-D Printing and Robotics are changing the future of construction, and we are excited about how those innovations are making an impact already. However, there are even more up-and-coming new technologies that have some significant benefits, including big cost savings, energy conservation, and helping the environment. Here … Continue reading "Futuristic Construction

Construction Jobs in High Demand

There’s not a better time to get into construction! The industry is expected to keep growing by 13% during the next 7 years, and we already have a significant shortage of craftsmen. If you’ve been thinking about getting into the industry, you may be wondering which positions are in

How to Wear Your Carhartt Pants Off the Job

‘Blue-collar’ work wear such as Carhartt pants have actually become fashionable street wear, especially among millennials. The brand has received so much popularity that it’s common to see a 20-something year old sport a Carhartt beanie in any metropolis

Play-Fit-Fun

It’s no secret that obesity has become common in the United States, especially among children. Estimates show that around one-third of American children are

How to Ask for a Pay Raise

If you are a valuable employee and have come to the conclusion that your level of contribution isn’t being compensated enough, then it may be time to ask for a raise. In many cases, they won’t offer it up unless it’s annual review time. So, you’ll need to be the one to initiate it. You’ll … Continue reading "How to Ask for a Pay

The Future of Oregon’s Workforce

Experts predict that the future workforce is going to be a completely different landscape. And while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unemployment will continue fall in the next year, they also forecast over 20 million new jobs created by the year 2020. It seems that there will simply be more jobs available than … Continue reading "The Future of Oregon’s

Why Craftsmen Build a Better Plate of Nachos

We know you take pride in anything you make, which is great news for your taste buds! Most craftsmen have a huge advantage in making a more delicious plate of nachos, because even the best cook probably doesn’t have your building skills. Here’s how to use that advantage to construct the most epic nachos