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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 ...

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 ...

Construction company mergers, acquisitions increase as recession-weary contractors weigh the future

Construction company mergers, acquisitions increase as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

It's well established that the effects of the recession are still being felt by the construction industry. The most visible evidence ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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