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Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response to growing demand for new homes

Skilled labor shortage slows Michigan’s response...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2013

After 60,000 of Michigan's skilled home builders were put out of work during the recession, many left the state to ...

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment drops to lowest rate in nearly 5 years

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach its highest total of workers in nearly four years, according ...

BIM and iPad use quickly gaining traction in construction industry thanks to productivity boosts

BIM and iPad use quickly gaining traction in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2013

Using an iPad or another of the myriad tablets on the market today to view plans and blueprints on the ...

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel impact of skilled labor shortage

Facing $9 billion in demand, Iowa contractors feel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2013

Add Iowa to a growing list of states struggling to meet rebounding construction demand due to a shortage of skilled ...

Nonresidential construction index indicates gradual improvement, notes concerns with sequester, labor shortage

Nonresidential construction index indicates gradual...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 30, 2013

The FMI Nonresidential Construction Index has reached the highest mark since its inception in the first quarter of 2009. Released ...

Women breaking through construction industry’s “concrete ceiling”

Women breaking through construction industry’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 23, 2013

While women still hold the same percentage of the 8.4 million construction jobs in the United States as they did in ...

Energy boom contributes to Houston’s shortage of skilled construction workers

Energy boom contributes to Houston’s shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 20, 2013

Like just about every other metro area of the country, the Houston-area construction industry is feeling the negative effects of ...

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling economic recovery

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

It looks like Executive Editor Tom Jackson's fear of construction's current labor shortage stifling the economic recovery is already coming ...

Lower pay, higher costs, immigration enforcement involved in California construction companies’ struggle to find workers

Lower pay, higher costs, immigration enforcement...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2013

Same story, different place. Just like their counterparts in Minnesota and other metro areas across the country, construction companies in California, ...

Lack of skilled construction workers and technicians could choke off economic recovery

Lack of skilled construction workers and technicians...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 07, 2013

Goldman Sachs today released a report naming the 40 stocks it thinks will boom in the coming months. Not surprising, ...

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if it wants to escape construction, technician labor shortage

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 03, 2013

Contractors and equipment dealers struggling to find a solution to the shortage of trained technicians in the United States, need ...

Washington Post: Housing hasn’t led to hiring boom because construction jobs already historically high

Washington Post: Housing hasn’t led to hiring...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2013

Though construction industry employment in the U.S. is steadily improving—adding 18,000 jobs in March amid a dreary overall jobs report—the ...

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