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AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

Jan 26, 2016

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, specifically those in artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D printing and robotics, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. Of those ...

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Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

Dec 13, 2015

Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

A shortage of skilled drill operators is not something Vermeer is taking lying down. Following the announcement of a partnership with its primary competitor, Ditch Witch, to recruit, train and deploy trenchless crews across the U.S., Vermeer has announced what it ...

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Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

Jan 09, 2015

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition of 48,000 workers in December. The U.S. construction workforce now employs 6.166 million people according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. ...

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Construction employment on the rise in 39 states

Oct 23, 2014

Construction employment on the rise in 39 states

Everyone in the construction industry will be happy to hear that construction employment increased in 34 states and the District of Columbia between August and September, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the  (AGC).  Construction firms added ...

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Construction unemployment drops in September

Oct 03, 2014

Construction unemployment drops in September

The construction industry added jobs during September, extending a streak of job gains now nine months long. Construction added 16,000 workers in September and now employs 6.079 million Americans, according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. That is the industry’s ...

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Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

Feb 12, 2014

Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

The U.S. construction industry gained 48,000 jobs in January, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.874 million jobs in December (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.922 ...

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Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December

Jan 10, 2014

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December

The U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.849 million jobs in November (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.833 ...

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Construction industry gains 17k jobs in November

Dec 11, 2013

Construction industry gains 17k jobs in November

The U.S. construction industry gained 17,000 jobs in November, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The gains pushed the industry from 5.834 million jobs in October to 5.851 million jobs in November. Total ...

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Construction industry adds 11,000 jobs in October

Nov 11, 2013

Construction industry adds 11,000 jobs in October

The U.S. construction industry gained 11,000 jobs in October, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that, despite predictions that the 16-day government shutdown ...

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Construction industry adds 20,000 jobs in September

Oct 22, 2013

Construction industry adds 20,000 jobs in September

The U.S. construction industry gained 20,000 jobs in September, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that the industry employs 5.826 million Americans -- ...

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Construction industry adds 7,000 jobs in May

Jun 12, 2013

Construction industry adds 7,000 jobs in May

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach a total of more than 5.8 million industry employees, according to our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which also showed that ...

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Construction unemployment rate drops to 13.2 percent despite 6k-job loss in April

May 03, 2013

Construction unemployment rate drops to 13.2 percent despite 6k-job loss in April

The unemployment rate for the construction industry fell this month to 13.2 percent despite the industry experiencing a 6,000-job loss, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. In March, unemployment was at 14.7 percent. By the end of April, 5.19 million people held ...

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