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Construction employment fell in March, snapping a 14-month streak of job gains

Construction employment fell in March, snapping a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 03, 2015

For the first time since December 2013, U.S. construction industry employment has fallen. According to preliminary data from the Labor Department, ...

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 25, 2015

Last week while attending the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, I heard a ...

BuildOurNebraska.com launches to address state’s worker shortage issues

BuildOurNebraska.com launches to address state’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 24, 2015

With more workers aging out of the industry than it is currently bringing in, construction professionals in Nebraska are seeing ...

Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification

Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 17, 2015

The Arizona Department of Transportation is partnering with Gateway Community College to offer a Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification program beginning ...

Skilled worker shortage in Omaha problematic for several major construction projects, delaying smaller ones

Skilled worker shortage in Omaha problematic for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 10, 2015

The Omaha area is in the midst of a major construction boom that its local workforce simply isn't equipped to ...

Legislation to recalculate prevailing construction wage passes in West Virginia

Legislation to recalculate prevailing construction wage...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 02, 2015

While Indiana appears to be on the way to repealing its common construction wage entirely, lawmakers in West Virginia have ...

$2.4 billion Louisiana aluminum mill to create 2,000 construction jobs

$2.4 billion Louisiana aluminum mill to create 2,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2015

A planned aluminum mill will bring thousands of jobs to central Louisiana, the majority of which are in construction. According to ...

Career night aims at signing up more Cleveland-area women for construction apprenticeships

Career night aims at signing up more Cleveland-area...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

With the area's number of women working in construction and the the trades dead even with the national average of ...

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 09, 2015

U.S. construction firms added 39,000 workers during January though the industry's unemployment rate rose for a third consecutive month. The industry now ...

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to construction equipment facilities

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 23, 2015

John Deere announced today that it would layoff 910 employees across five agricultural equipment factories in Iowa and Illinois as the ...

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 ...

Caterpillar cost-cutting continues: company to clip 240 workers at Illinois mining plants

Caterpillar cost-cutting continues: company to clip 240...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

Caterpillar will lay off 240 workers across two of its Illinois plants as the company continues to cope with a ...

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