AGC's Human Resource and Labor News - February 28, 2005 / Issue 1-05  (Plain Text Version)

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AGC Convention
  Learn How to Recruit and Manage Hispanic Workers
  Meet New Operating Engineers President at AGC Convention
  Open Shop Roundtable to Take Place at AGC Convention
  View New Online Supervisory Training Program
  Discover How Competitive Companies Build Leaders for the Future
  Find Out How to Prevent Future Workforce Shortages With Career Academies and Charter Schools
  DOL Representatives to Talk About High Growth Training Initiative, Workforce Investment Boards, and One-Stops at AGC Convention
Building Trades
  AGC and Basic Trades Discuss Health Care Costs and Other Mutual Concerns
  Union Density Continues to Decline
  2004 Bargaining Yields Average First-Year Increase of 3.8 Percent
  Craft Workers’ Earnings Rose Slightly in 2004
  Executive Salaries Up 4.23 Percent
Labor Supply
  Estimated 185,000 Craft Workers Needed Over Next Decade
Government Contractors
  Newly Revised Affirmative Action Manual Now Available
  Laminated “Beck” Posters Now Available
HR Networking
  Save the Date for the Next HR Professionals Networking Forum

Learn How to Recruit and Manage Hispanic Workers

AGC’s upcoming Annual Convention will feature an educational session on a hot topic for construction industry employers, how to recruit and manage the emerging Hispanic (Latino) workforce. The session will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, and is open to all Convention registrants.

With Hispanics as the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. and with an estimated need for 185,000 new workers to fill craft labor jobs over the next ten years, contractors are searching for methods to tap this important labor pool and to effectively work with the Hispanics they hire.  This Convention session will help attendees meet those challenges by providing tips on how to find, attract, understand, communicate with, and supervise Hispanic workers.

The faculty will include David Turner of American Enterprises and George Lopez of SER.  Mr. Turner has worked in the construction industry for over 38 years.  He is a Florida State Certified Contractor and a Florida Continuing Education Provider.  Mr. Lopez is CEO of San Diego County/SER—Jobs for Progress.  SER is a national nonprofit organization established in 1964 to address the needs of Hispanics in America.  The San Diego County affiliate provides employment, housing, and education programs for its community.

For more information on the Convention or to register, click here.

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