The Hottest Trends in Engineering Jobs

August 13, 2014

It’s no surprise that engineers of all stripes are in strong demand in the U.S. – we’re experiencing that demand firsthand here at Burns & McDonnell. With industries like energy and oil and gas growing at a rapid pace and baby boomers nearing retirement, the need for talented engineers is greater than ever. The team [...]

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Tips for Working with Different Personalities

August 11, 2014

Have you ever worked in an office where all the employees were just like you? They all met deadlines, were productive and super fun to work with. No? Me neither. And while we might think we want our co-workers to be more like us, the truth is, we probably don’t. Working life, much like every [...]

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Top 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2014

August 7, 2014

With the economic issues prevalent in the U.S. in recent years, a lot of talk has been about a lack of jobs, especially jobs for skilled laborers. There’s still a shortage of skilled labor, but now shortages extend beyond that. This year, four of every 10 U.S. employers are struggling to fill open positions. Manpower [...]

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LiveKC Initiative Aims to Attract Millennials to Kansas City

July 14, 2014

When most people think of a young, hip city, New York or Chicago come to mind — not Kansas City. To change that, a group of companies, including Burns & McDonnell, recently teamed up to form LiveKC, an initiative aimed at attracting millennials to Kansas City — and keeping them here. The group comprises representatives [...]

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Business Essentials: Tips for Successful Professional Networking

June 25, 2014

Networking is essential in the business world, yet many dread networking events. To help ease the pain and awkwardness, we asked several members of our team to share their best networking advice. Here are their tips for how to prepare for an event, conversation dos and don’ts, and advice for following up after a networking [...]

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Burns & McDonnell’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Office Earns Top Workplaces ‘Three-Peat’

June 23, 2014

After starting out small with just two employees in 2007, our Minneapolis-St. Paul office staff has grown to 74 in seven years. One reason for the explosive growth: a healthy and welcoming work environment. But don’t just take my word for it — the Star Tribune recently named our office to its Top Workplaces list, [...]

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