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Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2015

Following two months of gains, the U.S. construction industry saw no job losses or gains in June. According to preliminary data from ...

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2015

In an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, President Obama revealed his administration's plan to raise the wages of millions of ...

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 30, 2015

The construction of a 10-acre solar farm, led by Carolina Cat Power Systems, is nearing completion. Scheduled to open within the ...

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of minority contractors hired

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 30, 2015

An Illinois group recently met with Illinois Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn to discuss the lack of minorities hired for construction contracts. KWQC ...

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction costs

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2015

The immediate effect of the skilled worker shortage impacting the U.S. construction industry for the last two years was a ...

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 25, 2015

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things ...

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to Waterloo plant

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 25, 2015

John Deere has announced that it will ask between 50 and 60 workers laid off earlier this year at its Waterloo, ...

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East Peoria plant

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 24, 2015

Caterpillar has announced it will lay off an additional 170 workers at its East Peoria, Illinois, plant where the company ...

Contractors face charges for defrauding PennDOT’s female/minority-owned business program

Contractors face charges for defrauding PennDOT’s...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 22, 2015

The top executives at a Pennsylvania highway construction company are facing charges they defrauded the U.S. Department of Transportation to ...

Nashville may soon require contractors to hire significantly more local workers on metro projects

Nashville may soon require contractors to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2015

An amendment that will be presented to Nashville voters in August is drawing the ire of some members of the ...

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway plans

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 17, 2015

Democrats in the U.S. Senate dropped an ultimatum on Republicans Tuesday, threatening to block any short-term extension of highway funding ...

Home starts tumble 11.1 percent in May following April’s big jump

Home starts tumble 11.1 percent in May following...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2015

Large ups and downs in the rate of new home construction have become somewhat of a trend halfway through the ...

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