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U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish 2014 at nearly 6-year high

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring better hires to construction companies

How a “Circle of Retention” can bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 01, 2014

The biggest challenge facing the heavy equipment industry is the lack of qualified workers in any skill area. The problem ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel impact of skilled labor shortage

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Add Iowa to a growing list of states struggling to meet rebounding construction demand due to a shortage of skilled ...

The 10 Best Construction Jobs

The 10 Best Construction Jobs

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 22, 2013

As we discussed yesterday, construction hiring isn't exactly growing as quickly as we'd all like it to be. But the ...

Construction employment declines in 151 metro areas between Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2012

Construction employment declines in 151 metro areas...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2013

The latest examination of construction employment in U.S. metro areas is out from the Associated General Contractors of America. After ...

Construction job openings expected to increase as industry rebounds

Construction job openings expected to increase as...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 19, 2012

Construction employment in the United States will likely rebound soon due to the increasing number of projects set in place, ...

Merrill Lynch: “We are on the verge of construction hiring”

Merrill Lynch: “We are on the verge of construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 13, 2012

Bill McBride has pulled in some optimistic comments from Michelle Meyer at Merrill Lynch. Meyer says 2012 will “go down ...

How will you retain employees after the recession?

How will you retain employees after the recession?

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 11, 2012

With an unemployment rate currently hovering near 12 percent, small- and mid-size construction company owners probably haven’t worried much about ...

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