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How to become a more productive highway construction worker

Amy Materson - Aug 26, 2014

How to become a more productive highway construction worker

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you work, not how long you work, has become widely accepted. Studies have shown that the last employee ...

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Indiana DOT needs you: Agency holds job fair June 4 for more than 35 positions

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 02, 2014

Indiana DOT needs you: Agency holds job fair June 4 for more than 35 positions

We all know the transportation construction industry was hit pretty hard with the economic downturn. The industry is still slowly recovering, and many in the industry are still feeling the effects from it. So I was quite happy when I saw ...

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Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; David Vitter (R-La.), EPW ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee; and John Barrasso (R-Wy.), T&I ranking member on Thursday ...

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5 Reasons to Look for a New Job

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Apr 10, 2014

5 Reasons to Look for a New Job

We’ve all had that job that makes us dread getting up in the morning — and some of us are still in it. But, what makes us dislike our work so much? In my experience, it isn’t the money. Of course, ...

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From a Job Interview: Hire Me, But Make It Easy

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 08, 2014

From a Job Interview: Hire Me, But Make It Easy

I’m not sure whether to be slightly amused – just slightly – or to be disturbed by this work (or lack thereof) ethic! On Friday, I posted a reader response to the blog post I wrote back in January, “8 Strange ...

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8 Strange Interview Questions (or How Not to Get Hired)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 30, 2014

8 Strange Interview Questions (or How Not to Get Hired)

After reading this article from Fast Company, I felt like I had just looked at an article out of The Onion, a satirical (but in my opinion, very well-written) take on real news. These questions asked by potential job candidates showcase ...

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You shouldn’t be a roadbuilder if…

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 13, 2013

You shouldn’t be a roadbuilder if…

Hear me out: I definitely think people should do what makes them happy and what puts food on the table. However, sometimes there are things that hinder us from working in certain fields. As our sister site Total Landscape Care points out, ...

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Transportation sector gains 12,000 jobs in August

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 06, 2013

Transportation sector gains 12,000 jobs in August

Transportation employment grew by 12,000 jobs to 4,463,500 in August, according to a report from The Hill. The figures come from statistics released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which showed that the transportation sector’s growth joins gains of ...

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