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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 ...

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision to December estimate

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Housing starts in the U.S. suffered a large fall in January, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. Housing starts ...

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December, unemployment rate jumps

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 10, 2014

Diverging greatly from hopeful reports that came earlier in the week, the U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, ...

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Construction booming in Texas thanks to solid economy

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 15, 2013

A recent report from Business Investors Daily takes an in-depth look at the booming construction industry in Texas, saying the ...

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 ...

Three construction economists forecast growth in construction spending through 2017, note causes for concern

Three construction economists forecast growth in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 28, 2013

Giving their opinions on how they see things shaking out in the remainder of 2013 and how things will shape ...

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s end dropped due to 3 political uncertainties

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

Citing three different political situations it expects to cause continued shifting in construction markets, FMI has again revised downward its ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

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 ...

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and builder confidence soar

Home starts rebound 6 percent in July as permits and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 16, 2013

We'll say this for the current home construction recovery: it doesn't stay down for long. Following a 10-percent drop in June, ...

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government spending falls to lowest level since 2006

Construction spending falls 0.6% in June as government...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

Snapping two consecutive months of increases, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in June to $884 billion due to larger ...

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