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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
Construction Hiring
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 -- construction employers have encountered a new problem. They have more work available than people to complete projects. The National Association of Homebuilders released a report saying there are roughly 200,000 open jobs in construction as of August 2016. An increase ...
Don’t Let Construction Employment Trends Scare You
We don’t need to remind you that the building industry took quite a hit during the last recession. This year’s forecast for construction employment , says the Dodge Outlook Report , is also pretty iffy. Single-family and multifamily housing will show about 10% improvement – not great, but at least it’s trending in the right direction. Industrial construction is forecast to slip in 2012. Don’t expect a flood of opportunity in public works – due to budget cuts, new projects are harder to come by. Looking for work? You’re not alone. Construction employment is challenging, but the jobs are out ...
Construction Growth Into Summer
Employment increased more than forecast in June, wages picked up and the U.S. jobless rate held close to a four-year low. "The job market is stronger," said Harm Bandholz, chief U.S. economist at UniCredit Group in New York and the top forecaster of payrolls over the past two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "It's a good number, especially with the upward revisions." Fed "tapering is getting closer." Construction companies added 13,000, the most in three months. Summertime construction employment has increased each of the past three years, but tapered off into the fall. Continuing on its current momentum ...
Most In-Demand Construction Jobs
With construction hiring at a five-year high and the industry's unemployment at a seven-year low, openings could slow. In a recent Construction Global article, Ken Simonson, Chief Economist at the Associated General Contractors of America commented. "...the fact that the number of unemployed experienced construction workers is now at the lowest August level since 2007 means more contractors may soon have trouble filling key positions." Still, there are plenty of great jobs with high-demand in the construction. The following are the top 10. CONTINUE READING AT NOLA.COM
Growth Potential For Construction Management
Despite disappointing overall job growth in the second half of 2015, the construction industry's continued rebound is a decided positive. And there's reason for optimism ahead, particularly for those seeking upper-level careers in construction. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports 8,000 new construction jobs added in September 2015, the sector's seventh consecutive month of growth. The climb to pre-recession employment continues, and among the most promising areas within the construction industry are managerial positions. A study conducted by Colorado State University reports job placement of graduates from its Department of Construction Management nearing 100%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ...
The Seasonal Roller Coaster of Jobs in Construction
The economic downturn in construction has been fueled largely by over-building of larger scale homes. If you've worked in this industry for years, you know that construction of new homes virtually stopped for a while, forcing many in the industry to work fewer hours for less pay - or not at all. Fortunately, signs of revival in the real estate market have led to a moderate recovery in demand for new homes in some markets, but the industry overall is still depressed, limiting employment options. That said, there are ways to gain construction employment as the market slowly rebounds. To ...
Housing Growth Fuels Employment Outlook
Americans' confidence in the economy fell only slightly in July but stayed close to a 5 1/2-year high, a sign that consumers should continue to help drive growth in the coming months. A recovery in housing is boosting confidence, and a separate report Tuesday offered more encouraging news on that front. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago. That's the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The gains were widespread with all 20 cities reporting monthly and annual increases. CONTINUE READING AT TULSA WORLD
Construction Jobs Plentiful For Those With The Skills
Construction hiring slowed to a crawl during the recession. Now, an improving economy has sparked more construction activity, but employers are having difficulty finding qualified workers, according to a new report by a national contractors' organization. Nationally, 83 percent of construction firms reported varying degrees of difficulty in filling key professional and craft worker positions, according to the report released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America, based in the Washington, D.C., area. In Ohio, 91 percent of construction firms reported such difficulties in hiring, the report said. About 2 million workers lost jobs in the construction industry during ...
Construction Skills Will Give You Job Opportunities in 2016
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a final 2015 figure of 6,538,000 employed in the construction industry, the sector's highest employment rate since Jan. 2009. Construction's long, gradual ascent back to a pre-recession workforce has hinged on the overall improvement of the American economy, and continuously robust economic indicators suggest 2016 should be another positive year for the construction industry. However, construction employers seeking workers may face an unexpected labor shortage due to a skills gap. “With the construction industry expanding at rates not seen since the downturn, public officials need to make sure we are encouraging and preparing ...