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2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

1: Have the “Right” People

1: Have the “Right” People

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat the skilled worker shortage

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though unemployment rate ticks back up

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

Despite several predictions that the government shutdown would lead to job decreases, the construction industry and U.S. economy as a ...

Forbes: Sany, fellow Chinese equipment makers’ move into foreign markets “isn’t working”

Forbes: Sany, fellow Chinese equipment makers’...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 07, 2013

It's been a rough year for Sany. Back in January, despite the fact that a decade-long infrastructure boom in China had ...

Washington town hosts Construction Career Day to give students hands-on introduction to the industry

Washington town hosts Construction Career Day to give...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 16, 2013

We're always happy to hear about folks who are being proactive when it comes to the shortage of skilled workers ...

Cleveland construction on the rebound thanks to university, health care spending

Cleveland construction on the rebound thanks to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 10, 2013

For the first time in many years, contractors in the Cleveland metro area and the Northeast Ohio region are optimistic, ...

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble finding skilled workers; most expect trend to continue

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2013

A recent survey done by Associated General Contractors of America found that 74 percent of construction companies are having trouble ...

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark since June 2009

Construction spending up 0.6% in July to highest mark...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 03, 2013

Construction spending in the U.S. rose 0.6 percent in July despite more decreases in government spending, according to preliminary data ...

The construction industry now accounts for the most U.S. workplace deaths thanks to a 5% increase in 2012

The construction industry now accounts for the most...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2013

With 775 fatal injuries in 2012, private construction rose to the top of all U.S. industries in the number of ...

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government spending falls to lowest level since 2006

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

Snapping two consecutive months of increases, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in June to $884 billion due to larger ...

Southeast Wisconsin construction projects delayed by skilled labor shortage

Southeast Wisconsin construction projects delayed by...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 15, 2013

Add southeast Wisconsin to the list of places in the U.S. feeling the impact of a skilled labor shortage in ...

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