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Women in Construction Week Celebrates Those 'Already Paving the Way'

Companies from around the U.S. celebrated "National Women in Construction Week," which ran from Sunday, March 1 to Saturday, March 7. The week helped raise awareness of new opportunities for women in the industry. So reports an WZZM 13.


Construction Unemployment Rises in 25 States

An analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors shows that the estimated (not seasonally adjusted) construction unemployment rates for December 2019 fell in 24 states and nationally, but rose in 25 states. It remained static in New York. So reports AZBigMedia.


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.


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