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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, ...

3: Be Fair

3: Be Fair

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Treating everyone fairly and treating everyone equally isn’t the same thing. If you treat everyone exactly the same, they’ll think ...

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 ...

Construction industry adds 20k jobs in September to 4-year high

Construction industry adds 20k jobs in September to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2013

During September, U.S. construction companies added 20,000 workers, bringing the industry's workforce to a four-year high. A total of 5.826 million ...

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. ...

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of construction rebound due to skilled worker shortage

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2013

After losing nearly half of its construction jobs in the throes of the recession, Phoenix, Arizona is now in the ...

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 ...

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