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Construction adds 29,000 jobs in February

Construction adds 29,000 jobs in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 06, 2015

U.S construction firms added 29,000 workers to their payrolls in February, extending the industry's streak of employment gains to 14 ...

USDOT launches local hiring pilot program

USDOT launches local hiring pilot program

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 05, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation is introducing a one-year pilot program through the Federal Highway Administration that allows local hiring ...

Legislation to recalculate prevailing construction wage passes in West Virginia

Legislation to recalculate prevailing construction wage...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 02, 2015

While Indiana appears to be on the way to repealing its common construction wage entirely, lawmakers in West Virginia have ...

Fahrner Asphalt, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up to offer road construction training in Wisconsin

Fahrner Asphalt, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 02, 2015

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) have partnered to offer road construction and repair job training, ...

Construction workers’ butt-dial to boss rats them out for jobsite burglary

Construction workers’ butt-dial to boss rats them...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2015

Two construction workers in Key West, Florida, have been arrested and charged with felony grand theft after stealing thousands of ...

Indiana House votes to repeal state’s common construction wage

Indiana House votes to repeal state’s common...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2015

The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would repeal a state law that sets baseline wages for ...

Career night aims at signing up more Cleveland-area women for construction apprenticeships

Career night aims at signing up more Cleveland-area...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

With the area's number of women working in construction and the the trades dead even with the national average of ...

Crane operator killed by falling steel beam in Oregon

Crane operator killed by falling steel beam in Oregon

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2015

A crane operator in Portland, Oregon, was killed earlier this week when a steel beam fell on top of his machine's cab. According ...

Construction worker shot and killed in Houston jobsite robbery

Construction worker shot and killed in Houston jobsite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2015

Another construction jobsite robbery in Houston erupted in gunfire Tuesday, this time ending with the death of a worker. According to a ...

Just about every type of skilled construction profession got a raise last year

Just about every type of skilled construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

Wages for skilled construction workers are up nearly across the board, according to the latest wage survey from the National Center ...

Transportation sector loses 8,600 jobs in January

Transportation sector loses 8,600 jobs in January

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 10, 2015

Although the U.S. economy as a whole beat employment expectations, the transportation sector lost 8,600 jobs in January, according to ...

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 09, 2015

U.S. construction firms added 39,000 workers during January though the industry's unemployment rate rose for a third consecutive month. The industry now ...

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