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Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment manufacturing workers are on the rise

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

We're now five years into the economic recovery following the Great Recession and pay raises, according to a report from ...

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with losses in nonresidential and government projects

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell 1.8% in June for the first drop in one year. Construction spending fell to $950 ...

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the right company and launch a successful career in the industry

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2014

In the previous installments of this series I wrote about what it takes to survive your first week and month ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry retains grip on highest employment in 5 years

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2014

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in ...

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2014

Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...

U.S. construction spending ticks up 0.1% in May despite dip in home building

U.S. construction spending ticks up 0.1% in May despite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. saw a slight increase in May and for the second straight month the gains are ...

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction and permits slow

Home starts fall 6.5% in May as apartment construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2014

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction ...

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs added

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 06, 2014

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in April due to increase in government projects

Construction spending up 0.2% in April due to increase...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 02, 2014

Thanks to gains in both government projects and home building, U.S. construction spending saw another slight boost in April, rising ...

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...

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