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Construction adds 22,000 jobs in July; employment now at highest level in more than 5 years

Construction adds 22,000 jobs in July; employment now...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added jobs for a seventh-straight month in July, a streak that has propelled the sector's employment ...

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry retains grip on highest employment in 5 years

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2014

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in ...

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch “virtual apprenticeship” video game for recruiting teens (VIDEO)

Western Pennsylvania road builders launch...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2014

The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania has come up with a promising way to attract more recruits to the industry. ...

Robotic welders called in on new Tappan Zee bridge after contractor has difficulty finding skilled workers

Robotic welders called in on new Tappan Zee bridge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2014

After troubles with the installation of the massive steel piles that will support the $3.9 billion replacement of the Tappan ...

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs added

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 06, 2014

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The ...

Xbox-like remote control could make operating construction equipment as easy as playing video games (PHOTOS)

Xbox-like remote control could make operating...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2014

Over the years, advances in controls have greatly improved intuitiveness and thus simplified the operation of construction equipment in many ...

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on the rise

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

Wages for skilled tradesmen in the construction and mining as well as those in logging and manufacturing are on the ...

Go Build Alabama helps boost trade school attendance 30%, redirects ads to teens (VIDEO)

Go Build Alabama helps boost trade school attendance...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 03, 2014

Nearly four years into the Go Build Alabama construction career promotion, there’s evidence kids are heeding and acting on its ...

How to survive your first month working in construction

How to survive your first month working in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 30, 2014

In a previous post, I described the attitudes and behavior newbies need to survive their first week on a construction ...

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay, reduce expectations to find enough workers to meet demand

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2014

Construction is Minnesota's fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard ...

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding work, not workers… for now

Pittsburgh contractors say their problem is finding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2014

Contractors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania say it's not a skilled worker shortage that's causing them problems. It's a shortage of construction ...

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of tradesmen” is severely impacting business

Colorado contractors say “huge shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Contractors in Colorado say that while there is plenty of work to go around, they are falling behind on jobs ...

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