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How Immigration reform could bring an end to construction’s skilled worker shortage

How Immigration reform could bring an end to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2014

What's "step one" in ending the skilled worker shortage currently plaguing construction companies across the U.S.? If you ask Stan ...

After sharp decline during recession, illegal immigrant population shows signs of a rebound alongside construction

After sharp decline during recession, illegal immigrant...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 23, 2013

A new report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project indicates the sharp recession-induced decline of illegal ...

Construction industry lobbyists continue to fight for more guest worker visas as immigration bill moves to House

Construction industry lobbyists continue to fight for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2013

As the House of Representatives prepares to consider the immigration bill that recently passed the Senate, construction industry lobbyists are ...

Recent talks suggest Congress has put transportation funding on the back burner

Recent talks suggest Congress has put transportation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After attending last week's Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) fly-in visit with Congress, John Latta, the editor of our sister site ...

Immigration bill gains Senate committee’s approval, retains limit on construction visas but increases H-1B visas for highly skilled workers

Immigration bill gains Senate committee’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 23, 2013

With a 13-5 vote Tuesday night, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration bill that would give 11.5 million immigrants ...

Lower pay, higher costs, immigration enforcement involved in California construction companies’ struggle to find workers

Lower pay, higher costs, immigration enforcement...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2013

Same story, different place. Just like their counterparts in Minnesota and other metro areas across the country, construction companies in California, ...

Caterpillar’s chief technology officer urges Congress to support manufacturing, highly skilled workers in immigration reform

Caterpillar’s chief technology officer urges...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2013

Caterpillar's Chief Technology Officer Gwenne Henricks recently testified before the Senate Commerce Committee and urged lawmakers to support manufacturing and ...

Construction, other industries speak out against guest worker deal

Construction, other industries speak out against guest...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 12, 2013

Just when it looked like the final hurdle to immigration reform had been cleared, dozens of business groups, including half ...

Caterpillar CEO calls for more visas for foreign engineers, path to legal status for undocumented immigrants

Caterpillar CEO calls for more visas for foreign...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

During a speech at the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition in Chicago, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman said his company has a hard ...

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under new guest worker agreement

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2013

The path toward a final deal on immigration reform has likely been cleared now that the country's business and labor ...

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting immigration reform

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

Ah politics! Strange bedfellows. Even stranger enemies. One would think the universal brotherhood of union workers would welcome with solidarity the ...

Senate unlikely to adopt ID card for legal worker verification due to high costs

Senate unlikely to adopt ID card for legal worker...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 13, 2013

Senators working on an immigration bill are not likely to adopt a high-tech ID card for workers because of costs, ...

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