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AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble finding skilled workers; most expect trend to continue

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2013

A recent survey done by Associated General Contractors of America found that 74 percent of construction companies are having trouble ...

Twin Cities contractors strike out on their own amid sluggish hiring, housing rebound

Twin Cities contractors strike out on their own amid...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2013

As a result of still-sluggish hiring in the middle of a housing rebound, more and more contractors in the Minneapolis-St. ...

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of construction rebound due to skilled worker shortage

Phoenix contractors unable to meet demand of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2013

After losing nearly half of its construction jobs in the throes of the recession, Phoenix, Arizona is now in the ...

Infographic examines average salary of construction project managers

Infographic examines average salary of construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2013

The folks over at Same Day Steel have put together an interesting infographic examining the salary of construction project managers. As ...

Rosie’s Girls camp introduces Cincinnati teens to the construction industry

Rosie’s Girls camp introduces Cincinnati teens to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 12, 2013

For the past six years, a summer day camp in Cincinnati has introduced dozens of teenage girls to the construction ...

Construction loses 6k jobs in July, unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2008

Construction loses 6k jobs in July, unemployment drops...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 02, 2013

The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 jobs in July, but enjoyed the sixth straight month of unemployment rate decreases. The total ...

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by asking the EPA to calculate how many jobs they’ve destroyed

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 31, 2013

The president spent an hour last week giving a speech detailing yet another jobs program. During the last election cycle ...

Mike Rowe: American education system undervalues vocational skills

Mike Rowe: American education system undervalues...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2013

A big advocate for improving vocational training here in the U.S., 'Dirty Jobs' star Mike Rowe recently delivered a keynote ...

Southeast Wisconsin construction projects delayed by skilled labor shortage

Southeast Wisconsin construction projects delayed by...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 15, 2013

Add southeast Wisconsin to the list of places in the U.S. feeling the impact of a skilled labor shortage in ...

Construction adds 13k jobs in June, unemployment drops to 9.8%

Construction adds 13k jobs in June, unemployment drops...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 05, 2013

U.S. construction added 13,000 jobs in June, giving the industry its highest employment total in nearly four years. The total number ...

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 ...

Minnesota construction training program for women has 90% job placement rate

Minnesota construction training program for women has...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2013

Facing big projects like the St. Croix Crossing bridge, the Central Corridor Light Rail and a new football stadium for the ...

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