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The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2014

Our industry needs young men. Young men need jobs. You would think these problems would solve each other, but there's a ...

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school students to construction training

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2014

Through the end of this month a vocational school in Fredrick, Maryland is offering students the opportunity to get a ...

Construction companies join forces, commit to hiring more than 100,000 veterans

Construction companies join forces, commit to hiring...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 10, 2014

More than 100 construction companies have joined forces in committing to hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five ...

Construction adds 48k jobs in January for highest gain in nearly 7 years, but unemployment rate jumps again

Construction adds 48k jobs in January for highest gain...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in January, posting its highest employment gain since before the start of the ...

Construction worker the only profession to increase rate of home ownership following the recession

Construction worker the only profession to increase...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2014

Despite likely being the hardest hit profession by the one-two punch of the bursting housing bubble and the ensuing recession, ...

3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on staff during the skilled worker shortage

3 things contractors can do to keep valuable workers on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 29, 2014

The skilled worker shortage has been looming over the construction industry, and the Associated General Contractors’ 2014 outlook shows that ...

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down due to lack of funding

Construction skills boot camp in St. Louis to shut down...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2014

After 14 years of equipping unemployed minorities with the skills necessary for a job in the construction industry, the Construction ...

San Antonio AGC president says he plans to “double down” on solving skilled worker shortage

San Antonio AGC president says he plans to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2014

During a banquet Tuesday, the newly-installed 2014 president of the Assocaited General Contractors of America's San Antonio chapter said the ...

Hire a Hero begins staffing effort to create path to construction, trade jobs for veterans

Hire a Hero begins staffing effort to create path to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 14, 2014

Hire a Hero, a program designed to transition former U.S. soldiers to the civilian workforce, has not been enough to ...

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December, unemployment rate jumps

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 10, 2014

Diverging greatly from hopeful reports that came earlier in the week, the U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, ...

JCB’s $244 million expansion plan will create 2,500 jobs in UK

JCB’s $244 million expansion plan will create...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 13, 2013

Two new factories and a large expansion are in the plans for JCB as part of a $244 million plan ...

Construction adds 17k jobs in November amid strong U.S. jobs report

Construction adds 17k jobs in November amid strong U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 06, 2013

The U.S. construction industry added 17,000 jobs in November, marking the sixth consecutive month of gains. A total of 5.851 million ...

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