Despite steady progress toward gender equality in other fields, women still make up only a small percentage of construction workers.
Some unemployed workers may need new skills and training for jobs that are in high demand.
Study shows commercial construction employment is still down about 5% from before the pandemic.
In this tight labor market, wages are going up in the barge business.
Well, it depends on what sort of job is looking for them.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service this week announced some changes to the visa program for highly-skilled foreigners who fill U.S. jobs in technology, science, engineering and other fields. These changes are supposed to make the process of applying for H-1B work permits easier. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Manufacturers are worried they will not have enough skilled workers in the future, so they have started to create apprenticeship programs to train high school students.
As a PhD student, David Kuhns found an "internship" that matched his skills.
Los Angeles is still the largest manufacturing hub in the country, but it lacks a skilled labor force
Goldbrecht Systems USA makes over-sized windows and advanced sliding glass doors in Culver City, CA.
Manufacturers complain of a rising "skills gap" among job applicants that is hampering their ability to grow and improve productivity.