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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Builders who worry about the trickle of younger adults coming into the housing industry need to do a better job of convincing high school and college students that residential development and construction are offering employment opportunities again after several years of deep layoffs and business failures among home-building companies.

That’s even true for students enrolled in secondary and collegiate construction ...

One hundred construction companies and associations have pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019, answering a call from first lady Michelle Obama to employ vets to "send a clear message that we honor those who've sacrificed for us."

A recent announcement sponsored by the Labor Department and Joining Forces rallying support for construction hiring of veterans marks the first time ...

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, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.

“I couldn’t afford to sit at home for a month here and a month there,” said Rager, 53.

Now Rager ...

Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a leading provider of payroll services, has released its February employment report, a report that it creates each month in association with Moody’s Analytics. According to their calculations, the national economy added 198,000 jobs (from nonfarm private employers) in February 2013. January’s job totals were also revised upward by 23,000 jobs, from 192,000 jobs added to ...

The economic argument that government can create construction jobs quickly by investing in infrastructure doesn’t begin to capture the employment benefits of infrastructure, a new Brookings Institution study reports.

Most of the jobs created by infrastructure investment in the nation are held by people who operate infrastructure systems and facilities.

Brookings found that laborers and freight, stock and materials handlers ...

As the economy improves, often the construction business does as well—but that industry is still looking for sound strategies, not just structures. After the housing dip of a few years ago, value is still on people’s minds as there isn’t a guarantee that another downturn couldn’t be around the corner.

Mike Miller, the Mid-Atlantic Division leader for Southland Industries, Dulles, ...

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