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Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October
Source: AGC of America
Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the industry’s average pay jumped and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
4 Strategies to Get Construction Projects Back on Track
By Jean Dimeo of Construction Dive:
Contractors usually see indicators in their jobsite and financial data when something is going wrong with a project. But sometimes, a project succumbs to troubles even when the data looks great, two construction industry veterans said during a session at Procore's Groundbreak Construction Conference this week.
SWACCA Applauds National Apprenticeship Week
SWACCA (Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance) today announced its strong support for National Apprenticeship Week, a week-long recognition of the value of apprenticeships to the future U.S. workforce. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Apprenticeship Week runs November 12-18.
National Apprenticeship Week highlights the benefits that privately-funded, high-quality registered apprenticeship programs -- such as those SWACCA sponsors with its union partners -- provide to American workers and their employers.