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West-MEC CTE Program Helps Shrink Labor Shortage

America is dealing with an unprecedented shortage of skilled labor. The Department of Labor reports that while there are 7.6 million unfilled jobs, only 6.5 million people BEX

December 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

Construction Unemployment Rate Down Y-o-Y

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors  Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 37 states, rose in 12 states BEX

April 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Infrastructure Spending Drives Strong Q4

Source: Marcum LLP The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the fourth quarter of 2019 reports healthy levels of construction spending, in large part due to the ongoing BEX

February 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

ABC: Construction Contractor Confidence Soaring

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, BEX

January 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

ABC’s Const. Backlog Indicator Dips in Nov.

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5 BEX

January 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Rosemont Mine Delays Will Cost Jobs

By Tony Davis for Arizona Daily Star A local pro-mining group scheduled a mining appreciation event for October, expected to draw at least 450 people paying tribute to an BEX

August 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

ADOT Program Attracting Women and Minorities

By Karisma Sandoval for Cronkite News The Arizona Department of Transportation is working with education and business leaders to change a dismal statistic — more than 90 BEX

November 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Exec. Order Aims to Improve Worker Education

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Late last week President Donald Trump issued an executive order intended to advance opportunities in education, training and BEX

July 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Contractor Confidence Remains High in Q2

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange While backlogs and revenue expectations for U.S. contractors remain strong, a recent report shows the ongoing labor shortage BEX

June 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Public Works Market is Strong, but Shifting

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Attendees of the American Public Works Association Arizona Chapter luncheon on Weds., May 16, got a fast-paced and furiously BEX

May 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

8 Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

By Kim Slowey, Mary Tyler March and Laurie Cowin for ConstructionDIVE After a robust 2017, commercial construction companies are anticipating an even stronger 2018, with the BEX

January 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Inside Construction’s Battle with Opioids

By Cameron Sperance and Chuck Sudo for Bisnow The American opioid crisis has been declared a national public health emergency, but the U.S. construction industry does not BEX

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Const. Unemployment Improves in 35 States

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors The not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in August, down 0.4 percent from BEX

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Labor Shortage for Ariz. Infra. Projects?

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange We’ve all read the headlines about what the construction labor shortage is doing to the industry. From blanket statements BEX

August 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Groups Concerned, Hopeful About Const. Jobs

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Construction added 11,000 new jobs in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that puts the overall BEX

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Construction Labor: A Complex Issue

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange National headlines read “Construction Faces Major Labor Shortages; Will Drive Prices Higher.” Locally, however, the BEX

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments