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Women lag in well-paid blue-collar jobs

Mar 27, 2015
There are programs to train more women for those jobs, but progress is slow.
Posted In: employment, women, construction

Women in construction: few and far between

Mar 24, 2015
Women make up fewer than 3 percent of construction workers.
Posted In: women jobs race economy, employment, construction
A building permit sign hangs on a fence in Des Plaines, Illinois. Years after the recession, the home-building industry is finally starting to look up.

For homebuilders, things are looking up...just a bit

Oct 16, 2014
People are starting to buy homes again but challenges like tight credit remain.
Posted In: housing crisis, housing market, home buying, construction

Steel's slow, grinding growth

Oct 8, 2014
Lisa Goldenberg of Delaware Steel Company shares how the economy feels day-to-day.
Posted In: steel, economic growth, commodities, construction
House Construction Building Shell

As housing recovers, a shortage of skilled workers

Aug 1, 2014
During the housing downturn, construction workers moved to other industries.
Posted In: Housing, labor, construction
Construction On New Housing Falls 10 Percent In June

Housing's bad month, via the letter 'L'

Apr 1, 2014
Blame the L's: labor, lumber, land, loans... and lousy weather.
Posted In: Housing, construction

Will laid off construction workers return in housing boom?

Jul 31, 2013
The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Posted In: construction, Housing

Meet Big Bertha, Seattle's ginormous tunnel boring machine

Jul 19, 2013
Big Bertha, named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes, will dig up to 100 feet a day and build a massive tunnel under the city for a new freeway.
Posted In: Seattle, infrastructure, construction

After being removed, does storm debris have value?

May 27, 2013
Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, construction, reuse, New York

Construction is back in Southwest, but where are the workers?

May 14, 2013
Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
Posted In: southwest, arizona, construction, employment

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