Construction Industry Adds 8,000 Jobs in September and 184,000 Over the Year; Hourly Earnings Rise 3 Percent as Sector Struggles to Fill Key Positions

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Have Affected September Job Totals for Construction and Overall Economy; Association Officials Say Firms Likely Would Have Hired More Workers but Lacked Qualified Candidates   Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors […]

TARC Awards $3,000 in Scholarships

The Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors awarded $3,000 in scholarship from the TARC Scholarship Fund this summer. Recipients for 2017 are Sean Koren, Jr., Elijah Henley, and Spencer Pruner. Sean Koren, Jr. of Hendersonville TN will be attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is one of the two contractor’s scholarship recipients. Sean, a […]

TARC Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors has established a scholarship program to assist students of TARC members, who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Three scholarships will be awarded for one year in the amount of $1,000 each. Contractor’s Dependent Scholarship – $1,000 Contractor’s Dependent Scholarship – $1,000 Thomas Herbert Scholarship – $1,000 […]

OSHA Puts on Hold Defense of Policy Regarding Workplace Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put on hold its court defense of its policy that allows union representatives to accompany inspectors during inspections of non-union workplaces, according to Bloomberg BNA. Attorneys for OSHA told a federal judge the agency needs a 30-day delay to allow the incoming Trump administration to have adequate time […]

Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors and National Women in Roofing

In January, National Women in Roofing (NWIR) a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry was asked to visit the Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors. NWIR Chair, Heidi J. Ellsworth shared information about the association and their goals. Most importantly they discussed how the women of Tennessee can be involved. […]

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