May 2017 Estimated NSA State Construction Unemployement Rates
Industry NewsWorkforce Weekly

Nearly 200,000 Construction Workers Added Since May 2016, ABC Says

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 24 States WASHINGTON, June 27–In May, not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 24 states on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). At the same time, the construction industry employed 192,000 more workers than …

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Year-Over-Year CBI Map of Regions and Backlog Months
Industry NewsWorkforce Weekly

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in 2017

Gains in All Categories During First Quarter WASHINGTON, June 21– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) rose to 9 months during the first quarter of 2017, up 8.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016. CBI is up by 0.4 months, or 4 …

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Workforce Weekly

Houston’s Craft Workforce: Are we on the verge of insanity?

Are some of Houston’s leading construction firms crazy or insane in their approaches to attract and train quality entry-level craft workers? Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. S&B Engineers and Constructors, Jacobs, Trio Electric and Marek Bros. …

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Financial News

HR Insights: The Cost of Effective Training

By: Christ Taylor Insurance The Benefits of Training Programs Properly skilled employees are essential for a successful business, yet rarely employees enter a job with exactly the skill set needed. On-the-job training is vital to the creation and maintenance of a high-performing workforce. Though many employers consider training an expense and …

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Workforce Weekly

Millennials Are Ready to Work: The Joshua Lee Story

It has been said that someone with vision can go far in life, but someone with vision and a hard working ethic is guaranteed to go far. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Lee is living proof that someone with a hard work ethic and a clear vision can truly excel. Millennials have surpassed …

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Legal News

6 Things to Expect from the EEOC in 2017

By G. Mark Jodon 1. Continued Focus on Systemic Investigations and Related Litigation Despite the incoming Republican administration, during the coming fiscal year it is unlikely there will be any significant change in the EEOC’s continued focus on systemic investigations and related litigation. Systemic investigations focus on claims involving pattern-or-practice, …

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Safety News

Managing the Risk of an On-site Injury to a Subcontractor’s Employee

By: Jessica C. Neufeld In Texas, when an employee of a down-stream subcontractor is injured on a project site, an up-stream contractor is uniquely vulnerable to a lawsuit by that employee for negligence. The project owner is more or less protected by a statutory immunity derived from owning the premises. …

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