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Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close skills gap through job training and apprenticeships

Obama, Biden announce $600 million initiative to close...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced a $600 million initiative that seeks to equip more workers ...

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for contractors and newbies looking for success in the construction business

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 08, 2014

We received quite a response from a couple of recent editorials, "The newbie's guide to surviving your first week in ...

Rise in unemployment snapped as construction industry adds 19,000 jobs in March

Rise in unemployment snapped as construction industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 jobs in March, the third straight month of gains and a welcome sign as ...

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of good workers, women of good jobs

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 24, 2014

Recently, Barbara A. Res penned an insightful column for the Baltimore Sun examining why there are so few women in the ...

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades and Dirty Jobs (EXCLUSIVE)

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2014

All of the new machines are obviously the star of a show like ConExpo. But one of the highlights for ...

Construction adds 15,000 jobs in February, unemployment rises for third straight month

Construction adds 15,000 jobs in February, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 15,000 jobs in February, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gain ...

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is temporary due to likelihood of wage increases

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

Like their peers across the U.S., contractors in Florida are facing a shortage of skilled workers, as a report from Florida ...

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course prepares low income, minority workers for the industry

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues to explore ways to battle the current skilled worker shortage, a training program in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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