Construction Buzz

Construction Buzz


Find out what is happening in Oregon's Construction Industry.

Local news and articles, including press releases and commentaries related to CAWS Members and Industry Headlines.


Members and Industry Buzz


CAWS Hiring Pool

In order to support the hiring needs of regional construction companies and connect qualified diverse graduates from the regions Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprentice training programs to recruiting efforts, CAWS, in partnership with Worksystems, Inc. and WorkSource Portland Metro, have developed the CAWS Hiring Pool. Select the link above for more information.


Vestas keeps HQ in Portland, moving to the Pearl

Wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S on Wednesday said it will lease an old Meier & Frank warehouse in the Pearl District and turn it into a 172,000-square-foot gleaming new headquarters. Vestas received both state and city incentives for the $66 million project, which is expected to create 600 construction-related jobs.


Fed up with the economy and white-collar drudgery, college grads turn to trades

More college-educated jump tracks to become skilled manual laborers. Select the link above to read this Washington Post article.


"Top Construction Jobs" Career Guide

Interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry? CAWS has created a career guide that provides wage, training and other useful information for the top construction jobs in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Select the link above to view.


New Oregon Apprenticeship Website

The Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council (OSATC), chaired by Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian, has officially launched a new, info-packed website to expand outreach to potential apprentices in Oregon. Avakian’s top priority as chief of BOLI is to strengthen workforce development and improve access to job opportunities for all Oregonians. The new website, a product of collaboration between various business, labor, government agency and community partners, is