PCI endeavors to increase precast concrete career accessibility to non-citizens, women, veterans, second chance and traditional populations. 


 Recruiting and Onboarding Best Practices - PCI Webinar by Miller Cooper and Company

Future Skill Needs in Manufacturing: A Deep Dive - MI (2022)

How Adaptive Skills Can Play a Pivotal Role in Building the Manufacturing Sector of the Future - MI (2022)

The State of American Business Data Center - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Every Day Counts (EDC-7), Strategic Workforce Development - FHA, Center for Accelerating Innovation


 Form Introduction Letter for PCI Chapters - A letter template for use by PCI Chapters to contact local higher education institutions.

 PCI Midwest Precast Job Explainer Videos - A playlist of videos showcasing the most common precast careers. Individual videos can be embedded on to job posting pages.

National Association of State Workforce Agencies - Training, employment, career, business, and wage services. Administers unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs.

Career One Stop - U.S. Department of Labor sponsored resource for help hiring, training and retaining a strong workforce.

SkillsUSA - A student-led partnership of education and industry with skilled graduates ready for the workforce.

Jobs for the Future - Drives transformation of the workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.

Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education - Strong technical training, integration of manufacturing core competencies, intensive professional practices and hands-on experience.

Manufacturing Day - An annual initiative to inspire the next generation to start careers in manufacturing through a series of focused events geared to students, parents and educators.

Understanding Legal Frameworks

Social Security - Provides information on work visas, employment authorization and employer responsibilities.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) - Offers guidelines on hiring foreign workers and compliance with labor laws.

E-Verify - An online system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the U.S.

Work Visa Programs and Sponsorship

H-2B Visa (U.S.) - For temporary non-agricultural workers.

L-1 Visa (U.S.) - For intra-company transferees.

Recruitment and Integration Practices

Upwardly Global - Provides employers with resources to hire and retain immigrant talent.

US Sponsor Me - Provides a platform to advertise US jobs to non-citizens looking for work and sponsorship.

Compliance and Best Practices

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Offers resources on legal compliance, best practices in hiring, and integrating non-citizens.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) - Provides information on employment laws and rights for immigrants.

Networking, Support & Workforce Development Initiatives

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) - On 06/25/23, Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa., introduced H.R. 3734, the Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act. This legislation would establish a new, market-driven visa program for foreign workers that will help address the workforce shortage.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) - Provides industry-specific guidance and resources.

Local and Regional Resources

State and Local Chambers of Commerce - Provides resources and networking opportunities for employers.

State by State Resources - U.S. Department of Labor

Closing the Gender Gap: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing - MI (2022)

The National Association of Women in Construction - Strengthens and amplifies the success of women in the construction industry.

MI's Women MAKE America - Empowers and inspires women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership, as well as by motivating alumnae to pay it forward by mentoring the next generation.

Second Chance Hiring Resources and Toolkit - Manufacturing Institute

Community Partners Map and Search Utility - Second Chance Business Coalition

Center for Employment Opportunities - provides people returning from prison with employment, skills training, and ongoing career support.

Organizations & Programs

MI’s Heroes MAKE America - provides integrated certification and career-readiness training in partnership with local community colleges to prepare transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard members, reservists and military spouses for rewarding careers in manufacturing.

DOD SkillBridge - the program connects service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.

Employment Navigator & Partnership Pilot - ENPP provides one-on-one career assistance to interested transitioning service members, and their spouses, at select military installations worldwide.

Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service - VETS prepare America's veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights, and promote their employment opportunities.

RecruitMilitary - connects employers to military job seekers via services that include contingency recruiting, career fairs, a job board, employer branding, and a military-centric publication, Search & Employ® magazine.


Local Veterans Employment Representatives, LVERs conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans.     

National Resource Directory - NRD is database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.

US Department of Veterans Affairs Directory - a directory with facility and key staff information for the country's VA facilities

Private Public Partnership Offices Directory - P3O ensures Army Reserve Soldiers are succeeding in their civilian careers which directly benefits the Army and the Nation by bringing substantial value and depth to the force. 


PCI endeavors to increase the effectiveness of members’ onboarding programs, help enhance the employee experience of PCI member companies, and provide opportunities for member employee professional development.

 PCI Webinars on Plant Culture

 Retention and Engagement Best Practices - PCI Webinar by Miller Cooper and Company

 NPCA Onboarding Program - Reduced Pricing for PCI Members

Manufacturing Engagement and Retention Study - MI (2021)

Wellness Council of America - WELCOA helps business and health professionals improve employee well-being and create healthier organizational cultures through daily digital communications, resources, certifications, and virtual interactive events.

Envoy - an HR resource that audits and improves HR functions such as hiring, training and culture building.


PCI understands that mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, and it deserves our attention and care. For immediate help, please visit:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (English) Línea 988 de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis (Español)

In the construction industry, mental health has reached a crisis level, and we recognize the need for additional support. Many employers find themselves without the necessary resources to effectively address the mental health challenges encountered by their employees, with particular emphasis on the male demographic within their organizations.

Our campaign, "You Matter," is more than just a tagline; it's a heartfelt affirmation of the value we place on every individual within our community. We believe in fostering an environment that acknowledges the challenges individuals may face and actively supports their mental health journey.

Recognizing the need for mental health and suicide prevention resources within our industry. We understand the construction field, with its unique set of challenges and pressures, requires various support systems, including those available below.

Together, we can break down the stigma surrounding mental health and create a culture where seeking help is not only accepted but encouraged. At PCI, we are here to help. You Matter, and so does your mental health. Explore the resources we've gathered for you, and let's build a stronger, more resilient community together.

 PCI Webinars on Mental Health & Wellness

MenLiving-Construction Full House Meeting - Virtual Meeting

MenLiving-Construction - Non-profit committed to improving men’s lives through connection.

Man Therapy - an evidence-based effort to break though stigma, improve help-seeking behavior and reduce male suicide.

"Shining Light on Mental Health & Suicide Prevention" - Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

"Workplace Stressors of Women Construction Workers" - The National Association of Women in Construction

"Addressing mental health in the C-suite" - Brian Murray at TEDxFargo

Behavioral Data Points on the Construction Industry

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention - Associated General Contractors (AGC)

Contractor Webinar Series Shining Light on Mental Health & Suicide Prevention - Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Provides and disseminates information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction.

Resources to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Construction - The Center for Construction Research and Training

The National Association of Women in Construction - Strengthens and amplifies the success of women in the construction industry.

OSHA Resources (English & Español)

Employer Resources - 2tuff2talk

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

A Manager's Guide to Postvention in the Workplace - National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Want to spread the word on workplace wellness and share these resources with coworkers? The PDFs below include QR codes that link to this page. Share them digitally or create print materials such as posters or stickers.