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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The quickest way for anyone to end up resenting their job is having an overbearing, micromanaging, in-your-face boss. No matter how much they might enjoy the satisfaction of their construction job, if they have a difficult job manager, it has the ability to completely strip away the worker's desire to drive into work in the morning. Difficult managers are apparent ...

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Builders began work on more houses in February and permits for future construction climbed to the highest level in almost five years, pointing to a sustained rebound that will help power the U.S. expansion.

Housing starts climbed by 0.8 percent last month to a 917,000 annualized pace, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. Permits rose 4.6 percent to a ...

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Development occurring across Northeast Ohio, where the recession's deep freeze left empty lots in housing developments and half-finished building skeletons in shopping centers. Today, downtown Cleveland is booming with new hotels, an Ameritrust rotunda in the process of being revitalized and the first office tower in decades.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, construction employment in Greater Cleveland ...

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U.S. Department of Labor estimates for May 2015 show a 17,000-person increase in the hiring of construction workers, kicking off the summer season with a bang.

 

The summer months are typically the most robust hiring time in the construction industry. May's considerable employment gains follow a huge April, in which construction was responsible for 20% of all hires made ...

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Construction jobs and building-trade careers are growing more and more difficult to find. With the housing market flat and new construction projects at a standstill, contractors and the general laborers they employ are feeling the pressure. Remaining optimistic is tough when there aren't any construction jobs available. Yet, for every opportunity, there are hundreds of people who need and want the chance to bid ...

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Construction spending in the U.S. rose in February, paced by the highest level of home building in more than four years.

Outlays climbed 1.2 percent to an $885.1 billion annual rate, following a 2.1 percent decrease in January, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. The median forecast of 41 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 1 percent rise. ...

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