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Economist discusses the dynamics disrupting the labor force

October 21, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson paid P&Q an exclusive visit to elaborate on key findings of a survey asking contractors about the challenges associated with hiring right now.

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How employers are attracting workers in this market

September 7, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, shares findings from a workforce survey and what contractors are doing to find hiring solutions.

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Contractor survey presents insights on supply chain, labor

September 3, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, paid P&Q’s Kevin Yanik a visit to discuss key findings from a 2021 workforce survey.

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Worker shortages, material prices impacting residential construction

April 20, 2021By

Homebuilders say filling positions is currently among their top concerns, ranking third behind high lumber prices and regulatory burdens.

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The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine should invigorate consumer and business confidence and elevate employment levels. Photo: matejmo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021

January 14, 2021By

Businesses can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

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Report: 82 percent of contractors have ‘moderate to high’ confidence in U.S. market

September 21, 2020By

Eighty-two percent of commercial construction contractors have moderate to high confidence that the U.S. market will provide sufficient business opportunities in the next 12 months, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Work shortage solutions

February 24, 2020By

As both a millennial and a third-generation employee of his family company, Wm. D. Scepaniak’s John Scepaniak has a unique perspective balanced between old school and new school approaches.

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Ohio Cat sets example to successfully promote the industry

August 27, 2019By

A special event in downtown Cleveland this month provided parents and kids an opportunity to get up close with equipment from Caterpillar.

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