At its nadir during the recession, construction employment fell below 5.5 million nationwide. No industry felt the squeeze of that period in the late 2000s-early 2010s quite like construction, and the climb back has been slow.

However, with total construction employment in Summer 2016 sitting a bit below 6.7 million -- still 1 million below its peak in 2007 -- ...

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Construction careers have been hit hard by this recession, which makes applying for a new job - or applying for a better job - that much more daunting.  For those seeking construction employment, there has never been a better time to get creative, think outside the box, and invent a way to stand out.  Sometimes off-the-wall strategies are the best ...

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders improved in May for the first time in five months as buyers rush to take advantage of near record-low mortgage rates.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index of builder confidence rose to 44 from a revised 41 in April, the Washington-based group reported today. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for an ...

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 recession.

Baton Rouge has seen ...

Employment numbers through the first half of 2015 show that, in areas where the hiring outlook has improved, the construction industry is a key cornerstone. Similarly, regions with higher overall unemployment rates are lagging in construction hiring.

For example, Washington State posted its best employment in seven years in June 2015. The Seattle Times reports statewide unemployment of 5.3%.

"The ...

After the economic recession, careers in construction management have taken a significant hit, as companies have implemented budget cuts that eliminate staff and contract work. Despite the changes in the job market, careers in construction management are growing more and more competitive, but the manager position remains an essential job in the construction field. Those with careers in construction management ...

Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas between April 2012 and April 2013 as demand for construction continues to grow in many parts of the country, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

A majority of metro areas are adding construction jobs as private sector demand accelerates in many parts of the country, the association said ...

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