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Construction adds 46,000 jobs in November

Construction adds 46,000 jobs in November

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2015

Despite the onset of colder months, construction job numbers are only heating up. Following the addition of 34,000 jobs in October, ...

Intern awards showcase students who will shape construction industry’s future

Intern awards showcase students who will shape...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 27, 2015

  When contractors talk about the lack of skilled construction labor, they’re usually referencing laborers and equipment operators. But there’s another ...

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays SEALs. So why don’t you get more out of them?

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 26, 2015

In a recent conversation with a group of contractors the subject of operator pay came up. As is typical, the ...

Announcing the 12 finalists in our 2016 Contractor of the Year awards

Announcing the 12 finalists in our 2016 Contractor of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 25, 2015

We are proud to announce the 2016 finalists for our Contractor of the Year program, now in its 16th year. Sponsored ...

Caterpillar to close Kentucky plant, cut 50 jobs

Caterpillar to close Kentucky plant, cut 50 jobs

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 23, 2015

As part of the company's ongoing, extensive cost-cutting plan, Caterpillar announced over the weekend that it would close its Danville, ...

Finning, world’s largest Cat dealer, to cut 1,100 jobs due to weak equipment sales

Finning, world’s largest Cat dealer, to cut 1,100...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 17, 2015

In the face of slumping demand, Canadian Caterpillar dealer Finning International Inc. has announced it will make significant workforce reductions ...

Caterpillar lays off hundreds more, announces plant closing in North Carolina

Caterpillar lays off hundreds more, announces plant...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 16, 2015

With thousands of the company's employees already accepting early retirement packages and hundreds more having received notice of being laid off, ...

Senate votes to meet with House to finalize highway bill

Senate votes to meet with House to finalize highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Nov 11, 2015

The United States Senate is officially set to meet with members of the House of Representatives in order to finalize ...

Construction adds 31,000 jobs in October

Construction adds 31,000 jobs in October

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 09, 2015

After four months of relatively small employment gains, the U.S. construction industry had a big October, adding 31,000 jobs to ...

House passes $325 billion, 6-year transportation bill

House passes $325 billion, 6-year transportation bill

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Nov 06, 2015

America's infrastructure is much closer to having long-term funding following the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a new highway bill ...

Continued homebuilding gains boost construction spending 0.6% in September

Continued homebuilding gains boost construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 03, 2015

Sizable gains in homebuilding again led to an increase in total U.S. construction spending in September. Construction spending increased 0.6 percent ...

Thousands of Caterpillar employees take early retirement as cuts continue

Thousands of Caterpillar employees take early...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 28, 2015

As Caterpillar begins its extensive workforce cuts around the world, thousands of employees have decided to take an offer of early ...

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