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AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 18, 2014

According to a survey released this morning by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. construction companies are fairly optimistic about ...

Seattle may require construction companies to hire local workers

Seattle may require construction companies to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2014

The Seattle City Council is mulling over creating an ordinance that would require construction companies contracted by the city to ...

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid job with classroom time; could be model for construction industry

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article Thursday describing how a wire factory in Georgia employed high school kids ...

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2014

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their ...

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment manufacturing workers are on the rise

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

We're now five years into the economic recovery following the Great Recession and pay raises, according to a report from ...

Construction adds 22,000 jobs in July; employment now at highest level in more than 5 years

Construction adds 22,000 jobs in July; employment now...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added jobs for a seventh-straight month in July, a streak that has propelled the sector's employment ...

In wake of safety manager’s death, California construction company continues to pay his salary; coworkers raise $120k to support family

In wake of safety manager’s death, California...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2014

A construction company in Milpitas, California is honoring a former employee by making sure his family is well taken care ...

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 23, 2014

A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

A massive concrete beam collapsed at a jobsite in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Monday, killing one construction worker and injuring two ...

Building the future of your construction company: Matching tech-savvy, young employees in a mentorship with seasoned crew members

Building the future of your construction company:...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 18, 2014

When I listen to contractors tell me how they first became involved in construction—usually a tale of early exposure and ...

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the right company and launch a successful career in the industry

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2014

In the previous installments of this series I wrote about what it takes to survive your first week and month ...

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

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