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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Construction adds 18k to workforce amid weak jobs report

Construction adds 18k to workforce amid weak jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

Though industry growth slowed considerably month-to-month, by adding 18,000 jobs in March, construction continued its streak of job growth, according ...

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under new guest worker agreement

Construction jobs limited to 15k visas per year under...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2013

The path toward a final deal on immigration reform has likely been cleared now that the country's business and labor ...

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all aspects” of home building

NAHB survey finds labor shortages in “all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, labor shortages are hurting the housing and economic recoveries ...

October becomes “Careers in Construction Month,” seeks to expand construction workforce

October becomes “Careers in Construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 28, 2013

One organization sees the very real threat of a construction labor shortage in the U.S. and is doing something about ...

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January; employment up to 3-year high

Construction adds 28,000 jobs in January; employment up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 01, 2013

The construction industry added 28,000 jobs in the month of January, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Labor Department. Construction ...

The beginning of the end for unions?

The beginning of the end for unions?

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 20, 2012

Lost in the news cycle from last week was an unfortunate bit about a pro-union protester taking a swing at ...

Construction job openings expected to increase as industry rebounds

Construction job openings expected to increase as...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 19, 2012

Construction employment in the United States will likely rebound soon due to the increasing number of projects set in place, ...

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