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 -- ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more