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Ditch Witch, Vermeer team up with Ericsson to recruit horizontal directional workers to meet massive telecom fiber needs

Ditch Witch, Vermeer team up with Ericsson to recruit...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 30, 2015

In an effort to meet massive telecom fiber construction needs, telecom services provider Ericsson is joining with Ditch Witch and ...

Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup

Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 25, 2015

Chris Curfman, the chief mining executive at Caterpillar, will retire at the end of the year, ending a more than 20-year ...

Caterpillar plans up to 10,000 job cuts as part of extensive $1.5 billion cost reduction plan

Caterpillar plans up to 10,000 job cuts as part of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 24, 2015

In the midst of a third straight year of down sales and revenues, Caterpillar has announced further cost cutting and ...

Massachusetts highway worker saves stranded snapping turtle

Massachusetts highway worker saves stranded snapping...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Sep 24, 2015

Most highway workers might have more experience with hardhats than with hard shells, but that didn't stop one Massachusetts man ...

AGC expands highway work zone safety training with $120,000 federal grant

AGC expands highway work zone safety training with...

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 16, 2015

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will be expanding its highway work zone safety programs next year via the ...

Number of construction firms reporting shortage of skilled workers rises to 86%

Number of construction firms reporting shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 15, 2015

The construction industry's shortage of skilled workers has only gotten worse in the last year, according to the latest national ...

Company focused on construction staffing and skills training opens in Alabama

Company focused on construction staffing and skills...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 09, 2015

A new company focused on training up skilled construction workers opened its doors recently in Alabama. Wright Way held its ribbon ...

Construction adds 3,000 jobs in August

Construction adds 3,000 jobs in August

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 04, 2015

Though hiring has certainly slowed over the summer months, the construction industry continued to add new workers rather than lose ...

Report estimates nearly 400,000 highway construction and maintenance job openings to be created between 2012 and 2022

Report estimates nearly 400,000 highway construction...

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 28, 2015

A joint transportation jobs report released by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Labor and Education estimates 388,904 highway construction and ...

Three workers presumed dead after landslide strikes Alaska construction site

Three workers presumed dead after landslide strikes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 21, 2015

A residential jobsite was in the destructive path of one of six landslides caused by heavy rains in southeast Alaska ...

New survey, hotel developers the latest severe signifiers of construction’s labor shortage

New survey, hotel developers the latest severe...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2015

In addition to the industry surveys and anecdotal evidence from states and projects all over the country, you can add ...

Chicago church works to train more black residents for construction jobs

Chicago church works to train more black residents for...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 12, 2015

The Psalmist wrote, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” In Chicago, a South Side church is working to ...

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