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AGC Official Reacts to Immigration Bill

Amidst proposed new tariffs for Mexican imports, a new immigration plan layout from President Donald J. Trump and a new bill passed by the House that protects many undocumented workers, one ...


$10B WI Project Misses Hiring Goals, Tax Breaks

Foxconn Technology Group has reportedly missed the mark for job creation in 2018 regarding its $10 billion construction project in Racine County, Wisconsin. As a result, the company will mis...


Hiring Goals, Progress Made on $1.8B Vegas Stadium

The $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium project is reportedly one-third complete, with policies now in place for the venue’s massive grass tray system and diversity performance goals well-exceede...


Settlement in Ashland Hiring Case

In a settlement reached last week, a manufacturer of thickeners and other paint components will take a financial hit after allegedly using hiring practices that were discriminatory against A...


Chemical Giant Reaches Hiring Settlement

A chemical company that manufactures thickeners and other components for paints and coatings has settled with the U.S. government over allegations its hiring practices were discriminatory ag...


US Wind Power Jobs Up 20 Percent in 2016

New project development and construction is driving rapid job growth in U.S. wind power. The industry supported 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—a 20 percent increase over the previous year,...


BASF Champions Workplace Diversity

Global chemical manufacturing giant BASF has announced that it has formal goals in place to increase the diversity of its management team in the years ahead.


Axalta Names New VP, EMEA President

Axalta Coating Systems has announced the appointment of Matthias Schönberg as Vice President of Axalta and President of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.


Apple Shifts Stance on Felony Offenders

CUPERTINO, CA—Saying it "may have excluded some people who deserve a second chance,” the world's richest company has reversed course on a controversial policy that had blocked some construct...


Apple Reverses Ban on Offenders

CUPERTINO, CA—Construction workers with recent felonies on their records may now be able to help build Apple Inc.’s $5 billion campus in California.


Feds May Relax Local Hiring Rules

Federal transportation officials are looking at new contract rules that would make it easier for states and cities to hire local residents for transportation projects.


Construction Set to Fill 225k+ Jobs

Construction firms from Los Angeles to London will be posting "Help Wanted" signs by the hundreds of thousands in the years ahead, according to two new job forecasts.


U.S., UK Construction Hiring to Surge

New forecasts on both sides of the Atlantic put construction job seekers in the driver's seat this year, with projects on the upswing and many firms planning to expand.


Jitters Amid U.S. Job Improvement

Construction unemployment in the U.S. has dived to a seven-year low, sparking another call for increased training to head off labor shortages during the industry's recovery.


Construction Employment Notches High

Six million people now work construction in the United States—a five-year high, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.


Contractors Act to Avert Labor Pinch

A new plan aims to combat a shortage of skilled construction workers by pushing legislative and regulatory reforms that would make it easier to establish career and technical training progra...


Contractors Get Affirmative Action Rule

U.S. veterans and people with disabilities will increase their numbers in the federal contracting workforce under new affirmative-action rules that took effect this week.


New Contractor Hiring Rules Begin

Federal contractors must now comply with affirmative-action benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities, after a legal bid failed to block one of the rules.


100K Construction Jobs Slated for Vets

Some 100,000 U.S. veterans are in line for “good-paying” jobs over the next five years, under a new initiative backed by the construction industry.


O, Canada, This Sounds Familiar

ORLANDO-When it comes to industrial protective coatings, what happens in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.) doesn't stay in Canada (or Australia or Indonesia or the U.S.).


Construction Vows 100K Jobs for Vets

A broad coalition of construction employers and associations pledged Monday (Feb. 10) to hire 100,000 U.S. veterans for “good-paying jobs” in the next five years.


2014 Forecast: Brisk, with Jobs Likely

Many construction contractors plan to start hiring again, and most are predicting stability or growth in virtually every major market segment this year, a new survey shows.


Affirmative-Action Plan Sparks Suit

A Labor Department proposal that would require federal contractors to meet newly established hiring quotas for people with disabilities has wound up in court.


Contractors Sue to Block Hiring Rule

U.S. open-shop construction contractors have gone to court to stop a new federal affirmative-action proposal aimed at increasing hiring of people with disabilities.


Back Wages, Jobs Awarded in Bias Case

A global design-build firm has agreed to a six-figure settlement to resolve discrimination claims by hundreds of African American, Hispanic and Asian American job applicants in one year.


Contractor Ends Minority Case for $875K

A U.S.-based multinational contractor will pay $875,000 to settle discrimination claims involving hundreds of African American, Hispanic and Asian American job applicants.


 
 
   

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