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Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 23, 2013

A new report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project indicates the sharp recession-induced decline of illegal ...

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor shortage compounded by energy boom in surrounding regions

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2013

Construction firms in Louisiana are facing a heightened short-term need for skilled workers thanks a boom in petrochemical and chemical ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Infographic examines average salary of construction project managers

Infographic examines average salary of construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2013

The folks over at Same Day Steel have put together an interesting infographic examining the salary of construction project managers. As ...

Construction loses 6k jobs in July, unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2008

Construction loses 6k jobs in July, unemployment drops...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 02, 2013

The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 jobs in July, but enjoyed the sixth straight month of unemployment rate decreases. The total ...

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 ...

Construction adds 13k jobs in June, unemployment drops to 9.8%

Construction adds 13k jobs in June, unemployment drops...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 05, 2013

U.S. construction added 13,000 jobs in June, giving the industry its highest employment total in nearly four years. The total number ...

$1.5B University of Connecticut expansion to create 30k construction jobs

$1.5B University of Connecticut expansion to create 30k...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2013

Lawmakers in Connecticut have approved a $1.5 billion expansion of the University of Connecticut that will create 30,000 construction jobs, ...

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment drops to lowest rate in nearly 5 years

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach its highest total of workers in nearly four years, according ...

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