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Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America voice frustrations with telematics: torrents of data, unintuitive software

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 18, 2014

Last week I attended the Association of Equipment Management Professionals annual retreat and strategy session.  As chairman of the AEMP's ...

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 ...

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on the rise

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

Wages for skilled tradesmen in the construction and mining as well as those in logging and manufacturing are on the ...

How to survive your first month working in construction

How to survive your first month working in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 30, 2014

In a previous post, I described the attitudes and behavior newbies need to survive their first week on a construction ...

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay, reduce expectations to find enough workers to meet demand

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2014

Construction is Minnesota's fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard ...

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding work, not workers… for now

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2014

Contractors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania say it's not a skilled worker shortage that's causing them problems. It's a shortage of construction ...

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate drops again

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2014

Showing signs of momentum after a slowdown from the harsh winter weather seen at the start of the year, the ...

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your construction company

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The economy is growing and construction contractors are scrambling for new employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction ...

Another worker shortage compounded by the energy boom could delay construction of $1.3 billion Dallas hospital

Another worker shortage compounded by the energy boom...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 24, 2014

Construction officials with a Dallas area hospital say their project is losing workers and bidders to stiff competition from the oil ...

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 ...

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