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Employment Up 148,000 Year-over-year As Trade Wars Stunt Demand

October saw a 10,000-job increase and the gains over September helped raise construction employment 2% in the last 12 months, according to a report of government data from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). In total, there were 148,000 new jobs added year over year.


Metro Area Construction Jobs Up, Labor Still Scarce

Construction employment was up in 252 out of 358 metro areas from August 2018 to August 2019. So reports the USGlass News Network.


Penn. Law Requires Construction Companies to Verify Workers

Pennsylvania lawmakers voted to expand its E-Verify program, which requires private construction firms to run new hires through a federal verification system. So reports an ABC 27.


Construction Worker Wages Rise As Labor Pool Shrinks

A historically tight labor market has helped push construction workers' wages ahead of the wages of the average private sector employee. So reports Archinect.


Missouri’s Pols, Trade Leaders Talk Worker Shortage

Government officials, contractors and local leaders met to discuss the construction worker shortage plaguing Missouri. So reports KY3.


Labor Shortage Driving Perfect Storm for Contractors, Builders

Labor costs are rising alongside spikes in the costs of goods and services, according to a new analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).


Construction Unemployment Reaches Historic Lows

Construction unemployment rates in a vast majority of states is down and last November was the strongest on record, according to recently published statistics.


Recruit Smart with Go Build America National Initiative

To help abate the ongoing construction labor shortage, Go Build America has launched a recruitment platform for the industry that will reach beyond the success of the first program, Go Build Alabama, which began 7 years ago.


Timbercraft Reaches Out to Youth Interested in Construction Careers

Nationally known for its timber framing methodology, Timbercraft partnered with local construction trade classes at the Jackson (MI) Area Careers Center to show students the look of finished timber-framed buildings and to help them better understand career options in the building trades. So reports


AIA Reports Diversity Lacking: Women & Minorities Underrepresented

According to new report produced by The American Institute of Architects, “Diversity in the Profession of Architecture,” women and minorities feel underrepresented, overworked and poorly compensated in their chose profession.


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