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Construction Growth Could Attract Manufacturing Jobs

Total construction put in place for 2014 will be $62 billion greater than last year — a 7% increase according to the latest report from FMI. CPIP should finish this year around $972 billion and is... Read More

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2015 Construction Outlook Positive After 2014 Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the construction sector accounted for 48,000 of the more than 250,000 jobs added to the American economy in December 2014. The construction industry is still behind pre-recession employment numbers, but hiring growth throughout 2014 saw the sector at more than 6 million employed workers for the first time in over five years. more

Booming Construction Regions Seek To Bridge Labor Gap

The fastest growing markets for construction jobs in the United States and construction companies say they are struggling with a shortage of qualified workers as the industry rebounds from the Great Recession. Consider Western Michigan. Ottawa County is the nation’s 19th fastest growing labor market for construction jobs with a 13 percent growth rate in the past 12 months, according to statistics... more

Construction Jobs Plentiful For Those With The Skills

Construction hiring slowed to a crawl during the recession. Now, an improving economy has sparked more construction activity, but employers are having difficulty finding qualified workers, according to a new report by a national contractors' organization. more

Most In-Demand Construction Jobs

With construction hiring at a five-year high and the industry's unemployment at a seven-year low, openings could slow. In a recent Construction Global article, Ken Simonson, Chief Economist at the Associated General Contractors of America commented. "...the fact that the number of unemployed experienced construction workers is now at the lowest August level since 2007 means more contractors may... more

36 States Show Hiring Growth In 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August. Florida added the most new construction jobs, 43,500, an 11.8 percent increase between August 2013 and August 2014. "The number of states with increases in construction employment over the last 12 months moderated in August but remained... more

Top Metro Areas For Construction Hiring

A report issued by the Associated General Contractors of America finds the top hiring metropolitan areas are the Dallas-Plano-Irving area, which added 11,700 jobs; the Los Angeles-Long-Beach-Glendale area, which added 10,000 jobs; and Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, which added 8,200 jobs. These areas are leaders in the ongoing improvement for the construction industry, as it recovers from the... more

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