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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 ...

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 ...

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

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 ...

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth

Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding hits highest pace in nearly 6 years

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2014

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest ...

A year and a half after Sandy’s devastation, New Jersey leads nation in construction job losses

A year and a half after Sandy’s devastation, New...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 28, 2014

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast in October 2012, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses ...

Obama prepares to send $302 billion highway bill to Congress, but will it be enough?

Obama prepares to send $302 billion highway bill to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 24, 2014

President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx ...

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up slightly

Home starts up 2.8% in March, builder confidence up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2014

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to ...

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 ...

Homebuilding declines but construction spending up 0.1% in February

Homebuilding declines but construction spending up 0.1%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. ticked up 0.1 percent in February despite a decline in homebuilding, according to preliminary data ...

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

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