Opportunities for Recruiting and Training Construction Workers in the Transportation Sector

The recent slowdown in the residential and commercial building sectors has resulted in significant unemployment. Given the experience of these construction workers, it may be appropriate for transportation and public works agencies to assess the potential to retrain these workers for the transportation sector. This widens the pool of available workers, and brings workers with compatible skill sets to the transportation industry. This paper examines the pool of eligible workers, discusses the potential benefits and challenges of bringing these workers into the transportation sector, and identifies programs that have been undertaken to re-train workers for the transportation sector. A program to re-train construction workers from the residential and commercial sector for the transportation sector is presented, including specific training issues to facilitate the successful transition from residential and commercial construction to transportation construction.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01157101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1384
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:37AM