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As Construction Hiring Improves, Nature Of Jobs Change

As Florida’s housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn... Read More

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Construction Jobs Weathering Winter Flurry Points To Sunny Spring Hiring

Cold weather can have negative implications for construction employment, and this winter has been especially cold for much of the Midwest and Eastern United States. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that construction hiring nationwide increased in February 2015. That's the 14th consecutive month of growth in an industry hit especially hard by the economic recession of... more

Construction Jobs Available, But Right Skills Are Required

The rapid hiring that made 2014 a stellar year for job gains is showing no sign of slowing down. However, filling openings in some fields is not easy. This is especially true for construction. The unemployed don’t have the right skills for the jobs that are available. This view assumes that there are millions of unemployed construction workers or factory employees, for example, who aren’t able to... more

More Construction Jobs Leading To Some Worker Shortages

In the past year, construction hiring increased in 61% of US metropolitan statistical areas, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that last month, 12,000 jobs were added in this sector, with employment gains coming mostly from residential specialty trade contractors. more

Construction Job Growth And Optimism

A survey of contractors in 339 cities showed improved hiring in construction to close 2014. Only 43 cities posted job losses year over year in December. “The industry should continue to add jobs in 2015 as private and public sector demand continues to grow,” Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist, said in a prepared statement. The association’s recently released construction outlook for 2015 showed... more

Turning The Construction Site Into A Classroom

One school in Mississippi is offering a hands-on approach to a new generation of construction professionals. The classroom looked like a construction site, and the instructors were experienced equipment operators. Forty career and technology students from George County High School spent Friday morning learning lessons like crane capacity and the proper way to hook-up a load. "It's always good to... more

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 expected to top $1.04 trillion in 2015. Commercial and manufacturing construction are two of the largest growth sectors, accounting for more than $111 billion in new construction. more

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