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Pay for Maintenance Workers is Still Rising in 2015

In figures just released last April 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that pay for maintenance jobs continues to go up, albeit at a smaller percentage than the previous year. Compared to our recent report on last year’s salaries, wages for the average worker went up by 0.13 percent to a mean […]

Any News/Info/tips on running a small business: Building your personal social brand.

As a successful business owner, you’re really starting to see some return on all of your marketing efforts, but decided you need to concentrate more on how to use social media. You have used Facebook and Twitter on a limited basis with postings that were fairly basic, which gives your potential customers very little reason […]

5 Interview Questions All Facilities Managers Should Ask

Finding the right employees takes time, effort, and a keen sense. Oftentimes those who seem like they would fit in the best, simply do not. So how does a good facilities manager go about separating those who fit the bill from those who should move on?. It all begins with the interview. Here are 5 interview questions […]

3 Tips for Growing Your Business in the Digital Age

Running and growing a small business takes dedication and consternation, where the growth from gnashing your teeth doesn’t just show up over night. It can be a process that takes many years of your time, effort, and resources. While this fact is obvious to some, many startups throw in the towel too soon. Our first […]

Facilities management positions can require a minimum of 3+ years experience.

It’s no surprise that facility maintenance jobs. for the most part, can be physically demanding; but they also may require certifications for overseeing certain equipment and apparatus. Thus, for maintenance workers it is not uncommon to expect additional training. especially if their goal is to strive for a facilities management position. Duties often include overseeing the […]

Info on Job Market For all Facility Maintenance: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Models

Info on Job Market For all Facility Maintenance opportunities points to key areas that include power generations, fuel production, construction and operations, according to a post on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) website and reflect the scenarios created by the Jobs and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI). A lot of the research conducted by the […]

3 of the Top Careers in Facilities Management

There is no better time than now for starting a career in facilities management. It’s a fast-growing, stable, and challenging line of work that offers plenty of success and reward for individuals who are looking to become managers. Moreover, because of great leaps and bounds in technology, many jobs are being created to foster the growing […]

Good News for Maintenance Job Salaries in 2014

When we last reported on the salaries of maintenance jobs about a year ago, the average building maintenance worker earned $25,670 a year, or $12.34 per hour. For 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that these workers earn a mean $26,010, or $12.51 per hour, an increase of 1.3 percent. Behind the […]

Finding Good Facility Maintenance Employees: 5 Ways of Attracting and Retaining Staff

Finding a good facility maintenance employee requires work and patience. In fact, the entire process of attracting and retaining staff can be a very stressful part of the job for facility managers. So how do you attract and retain the perfect staff? Simple. Follow these 5 tips. 1. Benefits and compensation. It goes without saying, if you […]

Entrepreneur magazine: News/Info/tips on running a small business, including starting one without funding sources.

Any News/Info/tips on running a small business Starting your own business can be that ‘dream come true,’ but funding it with next nothing falls in line with a you-gotta-be-kidding me reaction. Fair enough, but Entrepreneur magazine offers an overview on ‘how to’ start that business without searching for funding sources. Like many entrepreneurs, who seek […]