Labor

WEF Panel to Study Biohazards, Safety for Wastewater Workers

To ensure the protection of wastewater workers during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, the Water Environment Federation is convening a blue-ribbon panel of experts to evaluate information on biological hazards and safety precautions.

Underground Construction and Related Industries Respond to Coronavirus

While much of North America hunkers down to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, essential workers at companies throughout the underground construction industry are continuing to deliver vital services to customers.

Industry Labor Shortages to Continue Through 2030: Report

The threat of labor shortages is greater now in blue-collar and manual-services occupations than in white-collar jobs. A new study by The Conference Board explains why the trend is expected to last a decade and how companies are responding to the hiring challenge.

John Deere Launches Apprenticeship Program

John Deere is helping to address the widespread shortage of service technicians, especially in rural areas, through a new Registered Apprenticeship Program it is making available to its dealers.

$21.95 Billion Global HDD Market Forecast by 2026

A new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com estimates the global horizontal directional drilling (HDD) market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.6 percent to $21.95 billion in 2026 from $6.43 billion in 2017.

Quanta Acquires Training College to Address Worker Shortages, Training

In its effort to head off a growing shortage of skilled workers, Quanta Services has taken the unusual step of acquiring Northwest Lineman College (NLC).