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More funding, charter schools part of AGC’s plan to thwart construction’s skilled worker shortage

More funding, charter schools part of AGC’s plan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2014

During an event at the Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka, Kansas, the Associated General Contractors of America unveiled its plan to ...

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school students to construction training

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2014

Through the end of this month a vocational school in Fredrick, Maryland is offering students the opportunity to get a ...

Construction companies join forces, commit to hiring more than 100,000 veterans

Construction companies join forces, commit to hiring...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 10, 2014

More than 100 construction companies have joined forces in committing to hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five ...

Construction adds 48k jobs in January for highest gain in nearly 7 years, but unemployment rate jumps again

Construction adds 48k jobs in January for highest gain...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in January, posting its highest employment gain since before the start of the ...

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down due to lack of funding

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2014

After 14 years of equipping unemployed minorities with the skills necessary for a job in the construction industry, the Construction ...

AGC 2014 construction forecast predicts improved hiring and pay with increased demand and equipment purchases

AGC 2014 construction forecast predicts improved hiring...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 21, 2014

The Associated General Contractors of America released their 2014 construction industry forecast Tuesday, reporting the results of an in-depth survey ...

San Antonio AGC president says he plans to “double down” on solving skilled worker shortage

San Antonio AGC president says he plans to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2014

During a banquet Tuesday, the newly-installed 2014 president of the Assocaited General Contractors of America's San Antonio chapter said the ...

Hire a Hero begins staffing effort to create path to construction, trade jobs for veterans

Hire a Hero begins staffing effort to create path to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 14, 2014

Hire a Hero, a program designed to transition former U.S. soldiers to the civilian workforce, has not been enough to ...

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December, unemployment rate jumps

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 10, 2014

Diverging greatly from hopeful reports that came earlier in the week, the U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, ...

No. 2 in 2013: Construction employment and housing starts hit multi-year highs

No. 2 in 2013: Construction employment and housing...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

It took a bit of time, but it looks like our industry is finally starting to hit its stride as ...

Construction adds 17k jobs in November amid strong U.S. jobs report

Construction adds 17k jobs in November amid strong U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 06, 2013

The U.S. construction industry added 17,000 jobs in November, marking the sixth consecutive month of gains. A total of 5.851 million ...

Methanol plant will create 3k construction jobs along Texas Gulf Coast

Methanol plant will create 3k construction jobs along...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 25, 2013

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), a Dutch fertilizer company, has announced plans to build a second methanol plant in Beaumont, Texas, ...

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