Construction industry unemployment at record low

With 33,000 net new jobs added to the industry in April, construction unemployment at a record low and other positive signs across the broader economy, a downturn is at bay for at least another year, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analyses of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. ...

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Metl-Span IMPs Work Overtime for Office Buildings

Office spaces are continuing to evolve – from open office layouts to contemporary exterior facades. In fact, 2018 was a record year, as office construction spending reached a new high of $75 billion – an 8% increase over 2017. An estimated 72% of the office buildings currently standing were bu...

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NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem Building Merge

CARY, N.C., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS) ("NCI" or the "Company"), which recently merged with Ply Gem Building Products, announces it will officially operate as Cornerstone Building Brands and trade under the ticker symbol "CNR" on the New York Stock Excha...

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Female-friendly Company Culture in Construction

Keys to Creating a Female-friendly Company Culture in Construction While traditionally a male-dominated industry, the tide is turning when it comes to women in construction. Studies have shown that having a diverse workforce, including a more balanced ratio of men and women in leadershi...

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Construction Employment Increases to 11 Year High

Arlington, VA - Construction employment increased by 52,000 jobs in January and by 338,000 jobs, or 4.7 percent, over the past year, while the latest reading on construction spending showed moderate increases in all major categories, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associat...

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