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    JLL, Nomad Futurist Foundation to develop free data center training program

    The curriculum, based on JLL’s in-house training courses, intends to address talent scarcity and related workforce challenges in the data center industry.

    By March 29, 2024
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    Employees cite lack of productivity, high commuting costs as return-to-office barriers

    While 73% of respondents reported that they feel more connected to their company when they are in the office with their colleagues, 76% said a lack of equipment limits their productivity.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Workplace redesign could help with return to office, VergeSense says

    Employees claim there’s not enough productive space even though office utilization remains below pre-pandemic levels, the firm says.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 15, 2024
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    Biden administration announces expansion of registered apprenticeships

    The administration previously announced $200 million in grant funding to support apprenticeship programs in high-demand areas, such as the clean energy, hospitality and supply chain sectors.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 14, 2024
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    HVAC pre-apprenticeship program aims to improve skilled worker pipeline

    The Pryor High School Innovation Center in Oklahoma is using Interplay Learning’s platform to provide hands-on training that includes repairing and maintaining the school’s HVAC systems.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Independent contractor rule takes effect

    In a statement, the Society for Human Resource Management said the rule “fosters ambiguity” and deters businesses from extending essential training to independent workers.

    By Emilie Shumway • March 11, 2024
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    Q&A

    Sodexo’s new US workplace experience head talks data, decisions, employee preferences

    “Sodexo has the DNA and the legacy as a food business to legitimately be in the workplace experience business,” said Amy O’Neil.  

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Proactive maintenance gaining momentum in facilities management: Limble

    Seventy-two percent of manufacturing and FM professionals Limble surveyed reported implementing proactive maintenance to combat aging infrastructure, with 69% investing in new equipment.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Multiple lawsuits target Johnson Controls across the US

    A suit filed filed in a New York City federal court alleges that the company is refusing to pay sales representatives commissions they are due.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • Thousands of bargaining committee members, including commercial cleaners and porters, rally in New York City in December 2023, seeking higher wages and improved benefits.
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    Building workers’ union members approve New York City contract with Realty Advisory Board

    More than 99% of bargaining committee members who voted on the package approved the deal, which secures wage hikes, bonuses and improved retirement benefits.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Return-to-office traffic is fueling a catering boom in 2024

    Office catering is on the rise as employers use food to incentivize employees to come into the workplace, said Alison Quinn, Dinova CEO.

    By Julie Littman • Jan. 29, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    How facilities managers will navigate the return-to-office landscape in 2024

    While hard data on occupancy can inform office right-sizing, soft data like employee preferences are becoming key to improving workplace occupancy and tenant satisfaction.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    DOL’s independent contractor rule faces legal roadblocks ahead of effective date

    At least two lawsuits seek to block implementation of the final rule, which takes effect in less than two months.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 24, 2024
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    Career and technical education faces obstacles to meeting demand

    "The college-for-all mentality has limited student options and created stigma around trades careers,” said Danny Corwin, executive director of a nonprofit that supports skilled trade education in high schools.

    By Kara Arundel • Jan. 22, 2024
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    OSHA region launches multiyear safety program for tree, landscaping workers

    The program will involve targeted safety and health inspections to assess employers’ compliance and reduce workers’ exposure to hazards, the U.S. Labor Department says.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Healthcare facilities managers must adapt to outpatient focus, AI integration: JLL

    Optimizing real estate portfolios and tackling workforce challenges are other priorities, according to the firm’s 2024 healthcare sector outlook.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    6 facilities management trends to watch in 2024

    Facilities managers are turning to technology and automation to help address commercial real estate challenges, including decarbonization, office space optimization and skilled labor shortages.

    By , Jan. 10, 2024
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    DOL independent contractor final rule announced, will take effect March 11

    The rule largely tracks the agency’s October 2022 proposed rule, adopting a six-factor, “totality-of-the-circumstances” framework for analyzing worker-employer relationships.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 9, 2024
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    Trends that will define facilities management in 2024: 12 predictions

    Net-zero goals, AI-driven automation, predictive maintenance and office right-sizing are some of what industry participants expect in the new year.

    By the Facilities Dive Team • Jan. 2, 2024
  • BJ32 SEIU union members at a Dec. 20 rally on 6th Ave, New York City.
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    NYC building service workers, RAB reach tentative contract agreement, averting strike

    The proposal continues existing healthcare premium coverage, sets a 3% average annual wage increase over four years and creates an early retirement incentive. 

    By Dec. 28, 2023
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    NYC building service workers strike threat could affect 1,300 buildings

    The 32BJ affiliate of SEIU is negotiating with the Realty Advisory Board for wage increases, fully employer-paid health insurance and job security in a contract that expires Dec. 31.

    By Dec. 22, 2023
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    Organizations plan to cut, optimize space to accommodate hybrid work

    Sensor and network connectivity data is informing decisions on office space and collaborative work needs, according to CBRE.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    GAO: Federal agencies need to coordinate data on independent contractors, temp workers

    Millions of U.S. workers are in nonstandard work arrangements, but data on those workers is scattered and unorganized, GAO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • Dec. 21, 2023
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    DOE allocates $40M for energy audit training

    The funds aim to help states upskill a workforce that will evaluate energy efficiency to help building owners save money and combat climate change.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    DOL rule would promote apprenticeships, tighten program labor standards

    Apprenticeships have received much attention of late as a way to funnel badly needed talent into key industries.

    By Kathryn Moody • Dec. 19, 2023