Monday, August 2

Construction

Careers, Construction, Healthcare, Logistics, remote working

Remote work is expanding rapidly beyond typical white-collar worker industries

The number of remote roles posted online has risen by as much as 19 times for some UK sectors, according to LinkedIn. Remote roles in transport, construction, and retail have grown significantly. The rise has been fueled by growing acceptance of remote work, as well as an adoption of technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of remote job roles being advertised has risen, making remote work a possibility for more workers.But not all of these are in industries traditionally associated with remote work, with workers in transportation, retail and construction increasingly being offered a remote option. Linke...
Construction, Economy, Home Improvement, Home Improvements, labor shortage, Real Estate

The construction industry’s labor shortage forced one business owner to raise hourly wages to $25 and pay $250 bonuses for working at least 30 days — and he’s even started offering health insurance

The pandemic sparked a wave of home improvements but shrank the construction workforce. Companies can't find enough skilled construction workers to meet the demand. This is leading some businesses to increase wages and benefits to attract applicants. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Matthew Messer typically manages his business from an office, but on Thursday, he was on a customer's roof re-installing their solar panel system.This is work his crews would normally handle. But lately, he's had trouble finding enough workers who can do the job, he said."The single biggest thing holding back the growth in my business is bring...
Construction, construction tech, Fundraising, Investing, Pitch Deck, Pitch Decks, Private Equity, PropTech, Real Estate, real estate tech, Tech Insider, Venture Capital

See the pitch decks that buzzy real estate and construction tech startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Proptech firms were already hot, but the pandemic lured more VCs to invest in them than ever before. Real estate and construction tech tools became essential to many businesses once they went remote. These pitch decks reveal how 16 different startups pitched their visions and products to investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The real estate and construction industries are undergoing a major tech transformation, as startups touting everything from online home-buying to interactive office management software attract millions of dollars in venture funding.While the property technology space, known as proptech, grew i...