Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials are giving employers another year to come into compliance with new crane operator certification requirements. Enforcement of the federal regulation, which requires that employers ensure their crane operators are certified by a third-party testing organization ...Read More »
Construction employment increased in five out of 12 metropolitan areas from May 2016 to May 2017, stayed the same in four and decreased in three, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday.Read More »
An industry group reported Friday that construction companies added more workers in November than in any other month since January 2014. Analyzing federal data, the Associated General Contractors of America found that contractors throughout the country added 46,000 workers last ...
Tagged with: Associated General Contractors of AmericaRead More »
Trade groups that have fought for years to ensure more immigrants have a legal way into the U.S. construction industry are nonetheless looking askance at President Barack Obama’s proposed changes to immigration policies.Read More »
Wisconsin construction executives expressed little surprise at the results of a recent survey suggesting that one out of four contractors in the country is turning down work because of labor shortages.Read More »
Defying expectations, Congress has reached the homestretch on a major overhaul of federal transportation programs that is critical if the nation is to avoid steep cutbacks in highway and transit aid.Read More »
The adjacent counties of Kenosha in Wisconsin and Lake in Illinois combined to add the highest percentage of construction jobs in the nation over the last year. From June 2010 to June 2011, both counties added 2,600 jobs, a 20 ...Read More »