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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 ...

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 ...

Construction adds 20,000 workers in November, but unemployment rises

Construction adds 20,000 workers in November, but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2014

With an addition of 20,000 workers during November, the U.S. construction industry added employees to its workforce for an 11th ...

Oklahoma DOT offers free week-long construction training program for those looking to enter the industry

Oklahoma DOT offers free week-long construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2014

With the latest survey from the Associated General Contractors of America showing that 83 percent of contractors in the U.S. ...

Construction adds 12,000 jobs in October, sees another big drop in unemployment

Construction adds 12,000 jobs in October, sees another...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry has now added jobs for a 10th consecutive month with a gain of 12,000 workers in ...

BuildOhio.org connects skilled workers to hiring firms, students to industry training across state

BuildOhio.org connects skilled workers to hiring firms,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

Following the release of an Associated General Contractors of America survey in which 83 percent  of U.S. contractors said they can't find ...

Northwestern Mutual sets out to hire 1,000 construction workers in Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual sets out to hire 1,000 construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 21, 2014

Northwestern Mutual is in the middle of a substantial construction project in downtown Milwaukee and the company is in need ...

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens shortage of skilled workers as Tesla looms

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 09, 2014

After successfully wooing electric car maker Tesla to build its massive gigafactory through $1.25 billion in tax incentives, the state ...

Construction adds 16,000 workers in September, unemployment falls 7 points

Construction adds 16,000 workers in September,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 03, 2014

The construction industry added jobs during September, extending a streak of job gains now nine months long. Construction added 16,000 workers ...

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 ...

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