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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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