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Another worker shortage compounded by the energy boom could delay construction of $1.3 billion Dallas hospital

Another worker shortage compounded by the energy boom...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 24, 2014

Construction officials with a Dallas area hospital say their project is losing workers and bidders to stiff competition from the oil ...

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 ...

Survey says more than half of construction companies affected by skilled worker shortage, details how they’re coping

Survey says more than half of construction companies...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2013

At this point, it would be quicker to list the number of cities that haven't reported construction projects being impacted ...

Qatar World Cup construction could leave 4,000 workers dead

Qatar World Cup construction could leave 4,000 workers...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 27, 2013

The International Trade Union Confederation claims that construction underway to prepare Qatar for hosting the 2022 World Cup will leave ...

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 ...

Carpenters’ strike would stop work at several NYC construction projects, including World Trade Center

Carpenters’ strike would stop work at several NYC...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2013

Some of New York City's biggest commercial construction projects would be halted should the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association not hammer out ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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