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Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and vocational education a priority in every high school”

Indiana Gov. Pence wants to “make career and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 31, 2013

The state of Indiana spends $100 million each year on on vocational education in its high schools. However, only a ...

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike Rowe unafraid of reaching into both sides of the aisle

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 30, 2013

As part of his Profoundly Disconnected campaign to make students and, really, the country in general, aware of the opportunities ...

In response to shortage of construction supervisors, Houston contractors form their own training courses

In response to shortage of construction supervisors,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 23, 2013

With the oil and gas industries booming in Texas pulling away much of the state's experienced laborers, construction companies there ...

WorkHands, the social network for skilled trades workers, launches iPhone app

WorkHands, the social network for skilled trades...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 17, 2013

A few weeks ago, we told you about a great new social network called WorkHands. Styled after LinkedIn, WorkHands wants ...

Cleveland construction on the rebound thanks to university, health care spending

Cleveland construction on the rebound thanks to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 10, 2013

For the first time in many years, contractors in the Cleveland metro area and the Northeast Ohio region are optimistic, ...

Labor shortage pushes up construction cost of Minnesota Vikings stadium

Labor shortage pushes up construction cost of Minnesota...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2013

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is in the process of doing a bit of recalculating and prioritizing as it faces ...

After sharp decline during recession, illegal immigrant population shows signs of a rebound alongside construction

After sharp decline during recession, illegal immigrant...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 23, 2013

A new report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project indicates the sharp recession-induced decline of illegal ...

Bathtub theory: Construction activity lagging behind home sales due to vacancy rate and household formation

Bathtub theory: Construction activity lagging behind...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 20, 2013

With construction on new homes up 0.9 percent in August, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko points out that new home ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rising materials costs, labor shortage, financing woes preventing apartment builders from meeting demand

Rising materials costs, labor shortage, financing woes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2013

As we reported last Friday, construction on new homes was up 6 percent in July largely thanks to a 26-percent ...

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