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Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due to optimism in several markets, AGC study finds

Nearly 2/3 of U.S contractors plan to hire in 2016 due...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 11, 2016

The vast majority of U.S. contractors have voiced a positive outlook for 2016 and are expecting to hire more workers ...

Construction adds 45,000 jobs in December to finish 2015 up 4%

Construction adds 45,000 jobs in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

Finishing 2015 with a ninth-consecutive month of employment gains, the U.S. construction industry added 45,000 employees to its workforce in ...

Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 09, 2015

A shortage of skilled drill operators is not something Vermeer is taking lying down. Following the announcement of a partnership with ...

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans over local-hiring ordinance

Contractors mulling lawsuit against city of New Orleans...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2015

City officials in New Orleans are contending with the ire of both supporters and opponents of a new law in ...

NYC construction deaths surging due to “overwhelmed” regulators, Times investigative report finds

NYC construction deaths surging due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 07, 2015

An investigative report from the New York Times has found that the number of construction workers killed on the job in ...

Construction adds 46,000 jobs in November

Construction adds 46,000 jobs in November

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2015

Despite the onset of colder months, construction job numbers are only heating up. Following the addition of 34,000 jobs in October, ...

Tampa group training women to fill construction industry’s labor shortage

Tampa group training women to fill construction...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Dec 04, 2015

The stereotype that the construction industry is not suited for women is hard to squash, but Women Building Futures is ...

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays SEALs. So why don’t you get more out of them?

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 26, 2015

In a recent conversation with a group of contractors the subject of operator pay came up. As is typical, the ...

Worker survives being impaled through chest by rebar

Worker survives being impaled through chest by rebar

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 25, 2015

  The witnesses and others who helped save Casey Zawojski's life after a terrifying accident on a Florida jobsite are crediting ...

Worker crushed, killed in Las Vegas trenching accident

Worker crushed, killed in Las Vegas trenching accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2015

A construction worker was killed in a trenching accident involving a piece of equipment late last month. According to a report ...

Construction worker thwarts knife attack on University of California campus

Construction worker thwarts knife attack on University...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Nov 10, 2015

A construction worker is being hailed as a hero in the wake of a knife attack last week that could ...

Construction adds 31,000 jobs in October

Construction adds 31,000 jobs in October

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 09, 2015

After four months of relatively small employment gains, the U.S. construction industry had a big October, adding 31,000 jobs to ...

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