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Labor shortage pushes up construction cost of Minnesota Vikings stadium

Labor shortage pushes up construction cost of Minnesota...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2013

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is in the process of doing a bit of recalculating and prioritizing as it faces ...

No housing, construction jobs or spending reports until government shutdown is over

No housing, construction jobs or spending reports until...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2013

Though we had a ton of news coming in to the site last week thanks to the big ICUEE 2013 ...

Qatar World Cup construction could leave 4,000 workers dead

Qatar World Cup construction could leave 4,000 workers...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 27, 2013

The International Trade Union Confederation claims that construction underway to prepare Qatar for hosting the 2022 World Cup will leave ...

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor shortage compounded by energy boom in surrounding regions

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2013

Construction firms in Louisiana are facing a heightened short-term need for skilled workers thanks a boom in petrochemical and chemical ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

Construction employment flat in August amid weak U.S. jobs report

Construction employment flat in August amid weak U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 06, 2013

Employment in the U.S. construction industry was flat in August, remaining at the same mark of 5.798 million Americans employed ...

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 ...

VIDEO: 1938 Labor Dept. film warns of deadly silica dust, explains how Silicosis can be prevented

VIDEO: 1938 Labor Dept. film warns of deadly silica...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced plans to update 40-year-old standards for lowering worker exposure to crystalline silica. Workers ...

Twin Cities contractors strike out on their own amid sluggish hiring, housing rebound

Twin Cities contractors strike out on their own amid...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2013

As a result of still-sluggish hiring in the middle of a housing rebound, more and more contractors in the Minneapolis-St. ...

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 ...

The construction industry now accounts for the most U.S. workplace deaths thanks to a 5% increase in 2012

The construction industry now accounts for the most...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2013

With 775 fatal injuries in 2012, private construction rose to the top of all U.S. industries in the number of ...

GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build, battle robots to build interest in STEM careers (VIDEO)

GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 23, 2013

What do you do with kids who think math and science are boring? Give them a pile of parts, some software ...

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