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Sustainability

Residential Sector Propels Construction Jobs to Sixth Straight Monthly Gain

October 6, 2023

Via: ENR

Continuing a recent trend, construction’s workforce grew by 11,000 jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. It is the sixth-consecutive monthly increase for the industry. In all, construction has added 217,000 jobs on a year-over-year basis, an […]


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Free Event for Students Aims to Encourage Youth to Join Construction

August 21, 2023

Via: ConstructConnect

NextGen is a group of dedicated individuals and professionals from ConstructConnect that are committed to inspiring the next generation of youth to consider and join the construction workforce. With a nationwide labor shortage and a frightening gap between the demand […]


Sustainability

Construction Loses Jobs for First Time in 14 Months

April 7, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction’s employment picture was mixed in March, as the industry recorded its first overall monthly job losses in 14 months, but also posted declines in its unemployment rate. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment report, released on April […]


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Construction Jobs Hard to Fill Despite Apprenticeship Comeback

April 6, 2023

Via: ENR

The number of apprentices in the construction industry is rising, but apprenticeships and jobs are still hard to fill, even with a labor shortage. Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, whose members come from both union and nonunion companies, reported […]


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Strong Construction Jobs Gain in February, With 24,000 Added

March 13, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction employment continues to record solid gains, with 24,000 new jobs in February and increases in all industry sectors, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. BLS also says in its latest monthly employment report, released March 10, that construction’s jobless […]


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The hardest construction jobs to fill

January 12, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Construction needs to find more workers, and there are no easy-to-fill jobs in the industry. In fact, according to an Associated General Contractors of America survey of its members, 91% of contractors had trouble filling positions last year, and experts […]


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More construction jobs filled, fewer quits in October

December 1, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The new job market numbers appeared to make Basu cautiously optimistic. “Today’s job openings data show that the U.S. labor market still offers abundant opportunity for jobseekers,” he said. “Despite a decline in the number of industry job openings, 4.6% […]


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California Bills Could Create Up to 150,000 Construction Jobs

September 28, 2022

Via: ENR

The Sept. 28 signing by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) of bills aimed at addressing the state’s need for affordable housing is expected to facilitate construction of millions of new units for low- and middle-income residents and create more than […]


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Industry-Wide Gains Boosted Construction Jobs by 36K in May

June 3, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction recorded strong employment results in May, adding 36,000 jobs and posting its lowest monthly unemployment rate since September 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. But a construction economist says the latest BLS employment report, released on June […]


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Construction Jobs Leap by 60K in February, Nearing Pre-Pandemic Peak

March 4, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction jobs surged by 60,000 in February, with increases across all sectors and the industry’s unemployment rate improved on a monthly and year-over-year basis, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The latest BLS monthly look at the U.S. […]


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A new report identifies the highest-rated construction jobs

February 17, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Landscape architects make the best money of the positions studied. According to Porch, landscape architects can earn $34 an hour, or roughly $70,630 a year. That position tends to require a four-year degree at least, though workers could also study […]


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Construction employment lags or matches pre-pandemic level in 101 metro areas despite housing boom

July 29, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction employment declined or stagnated in 101 metro areas between February 2020, the last month before the pandemic, and last month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials […]


Sustainability

Political unrest could hamper construction jobs, contractors say

January 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Unfounded allegations around the legitimacy of the presidential election, the Jan. 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol and President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial could have negative effects on American businesses, according to corporate leaders, some of whom have […]


Sustainability

Canceling border wall contracts could force thousands to lose construction jobs, CBP chief says

December 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There are differing opinions on what could happen to border wall construction once Biden takes office. CNN reported in early December that Biden might not stop construction of projects in progress because contractor and landowner lawsuits and the legalities of […]


Sustainability

Report: Highest-paying construction jobs that don’t require a college degree

October 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There are nearly 300,000 construction managers in the U.S., but the most common job that doesn’t require a college degree was first-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers, with over 626,000 workers. Over 81% of those workers don’t have […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Wisconsin prevailing wage repeal yielded lost construction jobs, lower wages

October 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The results of the study are not surprising, said John Mielke, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, adding the Institute has a long history of favoring union policies when looking at the other reports they’ve produced. […]


Construction Techniques

With $4M in backing, Core joins construction jobs app field

September 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The company joins an increasingly crowded field of technology firms trying to solve the seemingly simple yet intractable challenge of connecting tradespeople looking for work with construction companies who are hiring. In July, California-based construction project management software provider Procore […]


Sustainability

Pace of Construction Jobs Rebound Slows Slightly in August

September 4, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction’s employment growth eased modestly in August, adding 16,000 jobs from July’s total but the industry’s workforce still was down by 294,000 from the year-earlier level, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The BLS report on U.S. employment, released […]


Construction Techniques

Report: 2.7M construction jobs could be automated by 2057

February 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

MEPI, a research organization focused on infrastructure and construction issues in Midwestern states, ​reports that jobs traditionally done by skilled laborers are being completed more quickly via automation, with multiple robotic brick layers, for example, capable of placing thousands of […]


Sustainability

Survey ranks toughest construction jobs

January 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

A new survey of contractors and consumers found that roofing is perceived as the most physically demanding construction trade, while electrical work seems to be the most difficult to master. CraftJack, a contractor lead service, surveyed 1,609 contractors and 652 […]