Op-Ed: Houston needs additional skilled workers now more than ever

The Houston construction industry is facing unprecedented challenges caused by a shortage of skilled craft workers, an aging workforce and the devastating impact of Tropical Storm Harvey on the Gulf Coast region. With the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey estimated to be in the tens of billions, the speed and effectiveness of recovery efforts will rely on a skilled workforce positioned to repair damaged infrastructure, buildings and homes.

According to the Association of General Contractors, 69…

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Jackson Walker partner named Texas’ new commissioner of insurance

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan, a partner at Jackson Walker, as Texas’ new commissioner of insurance.

Sullivan is leaving Jackson Walker, which he joined in 2015, to take on the role. He served as co-chair of the law firm’s appellate practice group and recently was appointed co-chair of its government and internal investigations group.

He has been based in Austin but worked out of Jackson Walker’s Austin and Houston offices, according to his page on the firm’s website. He also…

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