OE Construction Corp, Recent News and Events

Finding Qualified Construction Workers in 2019 – Survey by AGC and Sage Construction & Real Estate

You’ll want to read this timely and informative survey about finding qualified construction workers in 2019.  OE has posted a number of articles and highlighted a variety of events we are involved in for construction workforce development.   In addition, OE and other contractors in our industry continue to raise employee pay along with bonuses and benefits.  We have seen double digit pay and benefit increases for qualified and experienced field and office related positions here in Colorado.  Along with the uptick in employee compensation many of us are providing even more employee training, including safety related topics and for OE, computer and technology topics revolving around the use of GPS, drone, 3-D modeling and machine control technology in the field.  Let’s all work together to make sure we are committed to investing in our workforce and embracing innovation; collaboration and knowledge are the key to success.

79% of construction firms plan to expand head count in 2019, but most are also worried about their ability to find qualified workers

Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019, but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in the survey, check out this link to access the survey –  2019 Construction Workforce Survey

These results stand out in a survey of more than 1,300 contractors that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage released on January 2, 2019. Questionnaires were sent to AGC members on November 7, the day after the 2018 elections, and results were received as recently as December 17, 2018.

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About the survey –

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Over 27,000 firms, including more than 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors, nearly 9,000 specialty-contracting firms and almost 11,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at http://www.agc.org.

Sage energizes the success of businesses and their communities around the world through the use of smart technology and the imagination of our people. Sage has reimagined business and brings energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfil their dreams. We work with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers who drive the global economy. Sage is a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 employees in 24 countries. For more information about our construction-specific technology, visit http://www.sagecre.com.

OE Construction Corp, Recent News and Events


OE Construction has been a part of the Colorado Workforce Development program called CONSTRUCTION CAREERS NOW since August of 2016.  The program offers training and education about the construction trades and industry to men and women that are new or have limited knowledge about the industry. There are individuals who have some construction experience, many who are looking at a new career path and the program is open to anyone with an interest in joining the construction industry.

CCN Career Fair #4The only requirement is that individuals make a commitment to the training and education program and have an interest in getting ahead in the construction industry. This new construction workforce is serious about beginning a career in construction as they have gone through the Construction Careers Now curriculum at the Central 70 Career Training & Resource Center in Denver, CO.

During the 3rd week of the training program, individuals have an opportunity to meet and discuss work opportunities with a variety of construction companies and professions at a career fair.  OE was a part of the latest career fair that was held on November 7, 2018. 

What a great group of people OE was able to meet with and talk about careers in construction!  At the latest job fair there were General Contractors, Subcontractors for a variety of construction trades, State of Colorado departments looking for new employees and a number of industry professionals.  We were inspired and impressed with the individuals that were attending the career fair.  OE is passionate about our industry and construction.  What a great opportunity to talk about what we do with individuals who want to join our industry.   

CCN Career Fair #2Where can I go to get more information about the program?


What construction companies participate in the Colorado Construction Careers Now program?


Why enter the Construction Careers Now Program?

  • Construction Careers are in high demand
    • 33,000 employees are needed in the construction industry in Colorado over the next 6 years
  • You could start your career in the next 30 days!
    • Meet contractors at the hiring fair in the 3rd week of your program
  • Industry Sponsored Tuition
    • No cost to participant
  • Well-paid Careers
    • No student loans!
  • Choose from a variety of trades and career paths within the industry
    • No experience required
  • Learn the latest construction technology

Construction Careers Now Curriculum

  • OSHA
  • Construction Overview
  • Basics of Measurement
  • Layout & Level
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Traffic & Erosion Control
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Materials Estimating
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Framing & Sheathing
  • Concrete Formwork
  • Concrete Reinforcing
  • Concrete Finishing
  • Electrical Theory
  • Electrical Installations
  • Materials Testing
  • CDL & Heavy Equipment