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Despite Recent Gains, Industry Employment is Still More than 1.7 Million Jobs Below 2006 Peak, Planned Federal Transportation Spending Cuts in August Threaten to Undermine Sector's "Uneven" Recovery
Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in June as the industry's unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent, its lowest June level in six years, according to an analysis of new…
Despite a rough patch in employment during the recession, construction is still a promising sector. In its most recent projections report, the Labor Department predicted overall employment growth of 2.6 percent – or 1.6 million new jobs – for the workers who create, repair and enhance our infrastructure. And the opportunities aren't limited to hard hat-wearing occupations. Learn more about the construction jobs we consider a cut above the rest, and read more on …Continue
When most people think about the construction industry, they imagine guys with hammers banging nails into wood as violently as humanly possible. What they maybe don’t realize is how complex some jobs can be and also how much of a part technology can play in all of it.…Continue
I try to act like a Super Bowl winning coach and always remember that I run a business, not a project. We must continually focus on the eight traits of great companies. I also try to hire right and believe in our people. Let go and delegate. I often use the command: “Manage it!” when people ask me to solve their problems for them. And of course, please the customer!
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A 6.0% rise in single-family housing starts boosted March overall housing starts figures 2.8% above February performance to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units, marking what some will call an end to the winter 2014's chilling affect on construction. But March starts, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, remains 5.9% below the March 2013 rate of 1,005,000.
Single-family starts in March hit an annual rate of 635,000; 1.9% above the…Continue