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Construction Industry Sees Growth in Employment

Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm    

In the month of October, the U.S. construction industry added 17,000 jobs meaning that the unemployment rate in the industry fell by nearly 11.4 percent. This data comes from an analysis of federal information that was released on Nov. 2 by the Associated General Contractors of the United States.

Officials with the association have stated that despite the gains in the past five consecutive months, there have been little changes in the past year. They went on to state that employment in the industry is stuck in the same area with the exception of small, monthly increases.

For the industry overall, the month of October had a 0.4 percent increase. Although this is a slight increase, the overall numbers remain 2.2 million lower than where they were six years ago. This is when construction employment peaked at nearly 7.7 million workers.

Also seen in the month of October was the increase in both residential and nonresidential employment. Residential construction alone added nearly 4,700 jobs in the month of October. Employment in the residential industry is now up by 12,300 compared to last year at this time.

In the nonresidential business sector, nearly 12,200 jobs were added in October. This increased the overall total to 6,700 new workers. There were some losses during the month of October and this was seen in heavy and civil engineering construction firms.

If you are looking for an experienced executive to be a perfect match for your construction firm, you need a firm that can help you find the best person for the job as quickly as possible. Contact the Construction headhunters of Construction Hunters today.

Recruitment searches: Exclusive vs. Non-exclusive

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 4:43 pm    

Using a recruitment firm to help you find the best executive fit for your company is very important. Because of the importance of the position, the faster that it can be filled, the faster you can have your business operating at its best.

The effect that a non-exclusive and exclusive recruitment firm can change the way that a position is filled in your company. Companies have different requirements to fulfill in each type of contract.

For an exclusive recruiting contract, the company is not charged unless the company goes with the candidate that the recruiter finds. Also, the company can still use their hiring process to determine if this candidate is a match for them. Finally, a ‘retained search’ service contract is used in many exclusive contracts.

If you have any further questions on this  process, the CEO recruitment professionals of Construction Hunters are experienced and available to help you determine what is best for you.

Freescale Semiconductor hires new CEO

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 1:47 pm    

Freescale Semiconductor has now hired a new CEO, former analog chip manager at Texas Instruments, Gregg Lowe.

The current Freescale CEO already stated that he planned to retire in April,  but will remain on the board of directors for the company. The 49-year-old Lowe ran the largest part of Texas Instruments, which had more than $6.38 billion in sales.

The total revenue for this sector of business was more than Freescale’s total revenue. Freescale, based in Austin, Texas, is the largest supplier of chips to the automotive industry.

To learn more about this business venture, visit the Business Week online site today.

The role of recruiting agents

Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 3:29 pm    

When running a business, executive positions are very important to fill in order for the company to run smoothly. Finding the right person for the position is very important and this is why many businesses use the help of a recruitment agency.

Recruiting agents can help a company sort through the top talent in order to find the best person for the position needed. This process can be time consuming and may also take a lot of financial resources.

Recruiters spend the time researching your company’s goals, needs and culture as well as the top candidates in the field in order to find the perfect match. Agents then work to aggressively recruit a candidate, make hiring recommendations and then followed up with a client to see how the candidate is fitting in.

If you are in need of a recruiting agency to fill an executive position in your company, contact the executive recruiting agents of Construction Hunters today by calling 214-989-6846.

CEO of Yahoo! steps down

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm    

The CEO of Yahoo!, Scott Thompson, has recently stepped down after misrepresentations were discovered in his credentials. The head of global media, Ross Levinsohn, has stepped in as interim CEO.

Thompson had claimed to hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College, but only has been awarded a degree in accounting degree from the school in Easton, Mass. The incorrect information was on the company’s website as well as Yahoo’s 10-K filing.

Thompson was brought in by Yahoo company in January to help the company compete with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.

Officials have stated that the company will revamp its board and management structure. Daniel Loeb, an advocate for the management overhaul and the one who raised concern over Thompson’s qualifications, has been appointed to the board along with two other directors from Third Point, LLC.

If your company is need of a highly qualified candidate for a leadership position, contact the executive recruitment specialists of Construction Hunters. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to helping you to prevent a vacancy from interfering with your company’s success.

New CEO named for Airgas Inc.

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 10:26 pm    

Airgas Inc., a company that distributes medical gas, has now announced a named a new chief executive officer after taking over from Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. last year.

Also, officials have stated that their quarterly profit rose nearly 40 percent since the takeover. The new CEO will start after the annual stockholder meeting that occurs every August.

The current CEO is also a founder of Airgas and he will continue to have extensive duties as a board member. For the fourth quarter ending on March 31, Airgas reported $88 million in earnings, which was at $62.8 million last year.

If you are interested in executive recruitment services for the construction, engineering, architecture, or real estate industry, you need a firm that has an experienced staff dedicated to customer satisfaction. Contact the executive search and recruiting firm of Construction Hunters by calling 214-989-6846 today.

More woman gaining CEO positions

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 9:46 pm    

The number of women who are the chief executive officer at a company still remains low, with only 35 being on the list of  Fortune 1000 companies, but an executive recruitment firm in Philadelphia has stated that this may be changing.

The recruiting firm stated that the pool of qualified women taking over as CEO is beginning to grow. Companies are now hiring women who show the potential of being CEO and some suggest that the  number of major corporations with female CEOs will double by the year 2017.

Women that are in a senior management position today may be the next CEO of their company. In the Fortune 500, nearly 73 percent of companies have a woman in an executive position.

If your business is in need to fill an executive position, you need representation on your side that may is dedicated to client satisfaction. Contact the executive recruiting specialists of Construction Hunters by calling 214-989-6846 today.

Former BP vice president named new CEO of Sapphire Energy

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 7:34 pm    

Sapphire Energy, a San Diego start-up business that has raised nearly $350 million to develop algae as an alternative to crude oil, has announced that CEO Jason Pyle has stepped down and that it will name Cynthia Warner as its new chief executive officer.

Pyle, who also co-founded Sapphire, will remain on the board of directors. Warner currently serves as Sapphire’s president and board chairwoman. She joined the company after working with British Petroleum.

At BP, Warner worked as group vice president of global refining. She has extensive experience in the refining, energy, and transportation industries and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.

If your business needs help recruiting for executive positions, contact the executive search and management consulting professionals of Construction Hunters today by calling 214-989-6846.

Changes and growth for Caterpillar, Inc.

Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 7:05 pm    

Last week Caterpillar, Inc., the largest heavy machinery maker in the world, announced that its vice president, chairman, and CEO of Caterpillar Japan Ltd. will retire this year after 32 years of service.

Ali Bahaj, who has been Caterpillar’s vice president since 2002, will step down officially on May 1st. Noriyuki Takeuchi will fill his shoes as country manager and president for Caterpillar Japan Ltd.

The Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar in the United States, Douglas Oberhelman, announced this week that the company expects to have another record year in 2012. In January 2011, it had a forecast profit of 25 percent. Peoria will invest $4 billion in capital expenditures, up from $2.6 billion in 2011.

If you are interested in learning more about how executive recruitment services can help you, contact the executive search and management consulting experts of Construction Hunters today at 214-989-6846.

Understanding the recruiting process

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:13 pm    

Construction Hunters has developed an eight step recruiting process that is crucial to placing the right individual with the right company.

The eight steps of this procedure are as follows:

  1. Research and Discovery: Finding out basic information about the client’s company and their needs
  2. Constructing a recruitment plan: Decide on a candidate list that would meet the client’s obligations
  3. Targeted Recruiting: Honing in on applicable candidates and their accomplishments
  4. Candidate Evaluation: Inform the client about the right individuals for the positions needed
  5. Process Management: Making sure that the potential candidate is on the same page
  6. Reference Checking: Each candidate’s references will be checked and contacted
  7. Offering the position: The official offer will be extended to the candidate
  8. Accepting the offer: Once the candidate accepts, we will continue monitoring their shift


If you are interested in learning more about professional recruiting services, please contact the executive search and management consulting firm of Construction Hunters by calling 214-989-6846 today.