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Construction adds 19,000 jobs in February

Construction adds 19,000 jobs in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2016

The U.S. construction industry continued a now 11-month-long streak of job gains in February with the addition of 19,000 jobs. The ...

Contractors tell AGC worker shortage remains their top concern despite half having already increased base pay

Contractors tell AGC worker shortage remains their top...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 12, 2016

As we reported yesterday, a majority of construction firms in the U.S. are optimistic about 2016 volumes and plan to ...

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due to optimism in several markets, AGC study finds

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 11, 2016

The vast majority of U.S. contractors have voiced a positive outlook for 2016 and are expecting to hire more workers ...

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans over local-hiring ordinance

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2015

City officials in New Orleans are contending with the ire of both supporters and opponents of a new law in ...

Palm Beach high school construction academies seek to fill Florida’s skilled worker shortage

Palm Beach high school construction academies seek to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 02, 2015

The Palm Beach County school district has opened three construction academies that are equipping students from ninth through 12th grades ...

With oil field cuts increasing, Texas contractors rush to hire and recruit laid off workers

With oil field cuts increasing, Texas contractors rush...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 10, 2015

Many workers in South Texas are currently experiencing a bit of déjà vu. During the recession, the U.S. construction industry lost ...

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 09, 2015

U.S. construction firms added 39,000 workers during January though the industry's unemployment rate rose for a third consecutive month. The industry now ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish 2014 at nearly 6-year high

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...

Construction employment flat in August amid weak U.S. jobs report

Construction employment flat in August amid weak U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 06, 2013

Employment in the U.S. construction industry was flat in August, remaining at the same mark of 5.798 million Americans employed ...

Twin Cities contractors strike out on their own amid sluggish hiring, housing rebound

Twin Cities contractors strike out on their own amid...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2013

As a result of still-sluggish hiring in the middle of a housing rebound, more and more contractors in the Minneapolis-St. ...

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel impact of skilled labor shortage

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Add Iowa to a growing list of states struggling to meet rebounding construction demand due to a shortage of skilled ...

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