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Blue Labor

The purpose of BLUE LABOR by The Open Source is to educate the community about the construction industry with information about certified job training programs, free college options, employment and more.

The BLUE LABOR podcast show is hosted by Emmy Award winning journalist Bonita Cornute. She talks with industry professionals about workforce development, career options, wages/benefits packages and job forecasts. Add your email in the SUBSCRIBE window and get new shows in your inbox. 

The Skill Trades Facts:
Critical to this country's infrastructure and it's economic competitiveness. There is a talent shortage which is slowing the industry growth. 

The first BLUE LABOR Career Expo was held on Saturday-September 28, 2019. It was sponsored by The Bricklayers Local 1 & The Operating Engineers Local 513. St. Louis City recognized the value of the event and Congressman Lacy Clay supported the effort. Here are some event clips. 

One of the easiest ways to learn which trade might work for you is to enroll in a Pre-Apprentice Program at the St. Louis Construction Career Center. Sergio Munoz explains how it works. 


The Open Source held a BLUE LABOR Career Expo in an effort to educate the community about high wage job opportunities. Here are some highlights. SUBSCRIBE to this website and get new information in your inbox.