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Jan

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Construction contractors have plenty to build in 2016

Construction contractors have plenty to build in 2016

With projects abundant, hiring expected to grow. Thanks to planned construction of education facilities and other public and private projects, San Antonio commercial contractors can share in state and national optimism for a busy 2016, local and national industry leaders said Wednesday. The optimism will be reflected in construction hiring at a majority of contractors, […]

30
Oct

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A fresh start at AT&T Center

A fresh start at AT&T Center

Former prisoner found work at county’s Second Chance Job Fair. For electrician John Hopper, it really was a second chance. Having done five years in prison for a drug offense, his job prospects were limited when he emerged from federal custody. But his fortunes changed in May when he went to Bexar County’s Second Chance […]

14
Sep

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Construction Worker Shortage Growing More Severe

Construction Worker Shortage Growing More Severe

The national construction worker shortage is widening. A new Associated General Contractors of America survey conducted this summer shows that 86 percent of construction firms are having trouble filling craftsmen and professional positions, up from 83 percent in 2014 and 81 percent in 2013. The shortage is worse in Texas, where 88 percent of 116 survey […]

07
Apr

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Texas Construction Industry Needs Qualified Workers

Texas Construction Industry Needs Qualified Workers

The construction industry took a hit in March, posting a decrease of 1,000 jobs nationwide. The decline follows a steady increase in construction jobs over the last 14 months. But the national news is not true for Texas, where construction jobs are increasing and 48 percent of firms are still having a hard time filling […]

25
Mar

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New Scholarship Available for Craft and Technical Students

New Scholarship Available for Craft and Technical Students

The AGC Education and Research Foundation is happy to announce the launch of a new Workforce Development Scholarship for students in craft training and technical programs. Thanks to a generous annual contribution from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and its Build Your Future initiative, the first Build Your Future Scholarship will […]

09
Feb

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The 2015 Construction Hiring Outlook

The 2015 Construction Hiring Outlook

Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook After several years of growth in demand, contractors appear confident about the immediate future, with an overwhelming majority of firms planning to expand their payrolls in 2015. Indeed, if their predictions come true, industry employment could expand in 2015 by the most in a […]

09
Feb

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Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

As the economy continues to recover, economists are seeing stark differences between people with high school and college degrees. The unemployment rate is nearly twice as high for Americans with a high school diploma as for those with a four-year college degree or more. But economists say that doesn’t mean everybody needs a four-year degree. […]

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