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Tag: labor shortage


AGC: Construction employment down in January 2022

February 7, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says this dip comes amid a record rise in wages, falling unemployment and labor shortages.

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Factors that might make or break 2022

January 26, 2022By and

Martin Stone Quarries owner Rod Martin, who serves on the Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association’s Executive Committee, shared some of the topics industry leaders are currently focused on across the Keystone State.

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How 2021 construction starts ultimately fared

January 19, 2022By

Dodge Construction Network crunched the numbers for full-year 2021, finding that residential and nonresidential moved higher while nonbuilding was flat.

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P&Q Profile: RB Scott’s John Mickelson

January 14, 2022By

P&Q visited with RB Scott president John Mickelson late last year, checking out his company’s new branch location while discussing the state of the supply chain and more.

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Factors that could shift 2022 construction markets one way or another

January 5, 2022By and

Dodge Construction Network is keeping an eye on four things in the new year that could influence construction markets for the better or worse. Chief economist Richard Branch shares the four in a visit with P&Q.

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What the latest construction jobs numbers say

December 27, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America reports that two out of three metro areas added construction jobs from November 2020 to November 2021.

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AGC: Lack of ‘qualified’ workers still plaguing construction

December 20, 2021By

Construction jobs decreased in 13 states and increased in 36 states from October to November, based on the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) latest assessment.

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‘Acquiring’ labor as a solution

November 17, 2021By and

Labor is a significant impediment to aggregate producer growth, but mergers and acquisitions present a solution to this age-old industry problem. FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin explains why.

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Today’s supply chain is very much a global one, but pandemic-induced issues are contributing to a slowdown in equipment, parts and raw materials from overseas. Photo: taikrixel/E+/Getty Images

Five minutes with Applied’s Mark Kenyon

November 5, 2021By

P&Q sat down with Applied Industrial Technologies’ Mark Kenyon to discuss supply chain disruptions that continue into the month of November.

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