Immigration status concerns for employers remain high

Construction Dive

Employers in the construction and other industries said the Trump administration has brought relief on several fronts, but also exacerbated other concerns, according to a new report

Tax Reform Impact on Employers and Employees

Revit OpEd

The new federal Tax Bill has many provisions that impact employers with respect to their employees. The Tax Bill has many provisions that impact employers with respect to their employees. The post Tax Reform Impact on Employers and Employees appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.

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The benefits of employing drones in construction

Construction Dive

Mike Danielak of Skyward says use cases are emerging that offer business value and competitive advantage for construction companies with drone programs

Construction employment declines by 15,000 jobs in March

Construction Dive

The ABC said that trade tensions with China and other Trump administration policies could be impacting employment growth

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Construction Employment Increases in August 2016, 2017 Year-Over-Year

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 274 out of 358 metro areas between August 2016 and August 2017, declined in 52 and stagnated in 32, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

U.S. Employers Remain Positive About Hiring In Q4 2017

Business Facilities Blog

employers (21 percent) plan to add staff in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. employers surveyed, 71 percent expect to maintain their headcounts; just six percent expect workforce reductions, and two percent are unsure.

Construction Employment Jumps in February

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs in February to the highest level since November 2008 with gains in both residential and nonresidential segments, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Construction Employment Dips in December

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment slipped by 3,000 jobs in December, while average hourly earnings accelerated, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Economic News AGC Census Bureau Construction Employment

Workers' Compensation Claims: A Common Employer's Nightmare

Construction Business Owner

Workers’ compensation claims and how to keep them under control have always been a concern for employers. Incidents ending in claims occur in virtually all industries and can be costly and time consuming. There is no federal workers’ compensation law that addresses workplace injuries. It is a state issue, and each state enacts and enforces its own legal framework. Today, every workers’ compensation claim raises the potential for a variety of workplace laws to come into play

Employers Remain Focused On Hiring Veterans

Business Facilities Blog

A new survey finds that 37 percent of employers will actively recruit for U.S. Read Employers Remain Focused On Hiring Veterans on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Daily News Featured Surveys & Research Workforce Training / Skilled Workforce Armed Services CareerBuilder employers Employment Hiring Survey veteran's day veterans Workforce Development

Construction Employment Stalls in June

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Association officials said the lack of available qualified workers for firms to hire appears to be holding back employment growth and urged Congress to pass legislation to reform and increase funding for career and technical education. Economic News eNews AGC Construction Employment

Construction employment continues steady growth

Constructor Magazine

Specialty trade construction adds 22,600 positions in November

Construction Employment Falters in August

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Employment in the heavy and civil engineering sector fell for the fourth time. The post Construction Employment Falters in August appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News ABC Construction Employment U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S.

Construction Employment Increases in 269 Metro Areas Between December 2016, 2017

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 269 out of 358 metro areas between December 2016 and December 2017, declined in 43 and stagnated in 46, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Construction Employment Increases in 43 States in Last 12 Months

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Association officials noted that the despite the relatively widespread increase in construction employment, most states are still significantly below peak construction employment levels. Economic News AGC Construction Employment Labor Department

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

Business Facilities Blog

employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2 on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Read U.S.

Construction Employment Increases In 264 out of 358 Metro Areas Between June 2016, 2017

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 264 out of 358 metro areas between June 2016 and June 2017, declined in 57 and stagnated in 37, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Employment Screening Company Moving To Missouri

Business Facilities Blog

As a technology-enabled third party administrator, Alere eScreen® solutions provide next-generation employment screening applications for drug testing and occupational health services. eScreen, Inc., a subsidiary of Alere Inc., is moving its headquarters to Kansas City, MO.

Employer, staffing firm both responsible for temporary worker safety

FDR Safety

OSHA has stepped up its attention to temporary worker safety, and as two recent cases show, enforcement actions can be taking against both the employer and the staffing agency that provides the workers. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety. Host employers should make sure that their contracts with staffing agencies clearly specify the safety obligations of each party.

Employees Want Employers To Make The World A Better Place

Business Facilities Blog

Through its Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS), now in its 15th year, MetLife tracks both worker and employer attitudes and expectations about the role of employee benefits for the workforce. Read: Employees Want Employers To Make The World A Better Place at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction Employment Shows Mixed Geographic Pattern, Reports AGC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The post Construction Employment Shows Mixed Geographic Pattern, Reports AGC appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News AGC Construction Employment

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Employers Expect To Increase Hiring In Second Half Of 2017

Business Facilities Blog

More than half of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the second half of 2017, according to CareerBuilder's 2017 Midyear Job Forecast. Read: Employers Expect To Increase Hiring In Second Half Of 2017.

Construction Employment Rises in 35 States, D.C. from February 2017 to February 2018

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The post Construction Employment Rises in 35 States, D.C. Economic News AGC Construction Employment

Construction Employers Add 36K Jobs in January, Hourly Earnings Rise

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since August 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Construction Employers Add 60K Jobs in February, 254K Over Year

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level since June 2008 as rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

September Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Rises

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The post September Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Rises appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News eNews AGC Construction Employment

Changing marijuana laws and the opioid crisis are prompting employer action

Construction Dive

Employers may need to reconsider their drug testing and use policies — both to accommodate new laws and reach out to those struggling with addiction

Construction Employment Declines Amidst Qualified Worker Shortages

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The post Construction Employment Declines Amidst Qualified Worker Shortages appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News eNews AGC Construction Employment

Some small employers exempt from regular OSHA inspections

FDR Safety

Small employers may not realize that they may be exempt from “programmed” OSHA inspections if they employ 10 or fewer employees and operate in a low-hazard industry. Under the 1999 Appropriations Act, smaller employers are exempt from those kind of inspections if the following requirements are met: The company must have had 10 or fewer employees currently and at all times in the previous 12 months.

Construction Employment Increases in 250 out of 358 Metro Areas between August 2016, 2017

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 250 out of 358 metro areas between September 2016 and September 2017, declined in 56 and stagnated in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Construction Employment Increases by 11,000 in May to 8-Year High

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The post Construction Employment Increases by 11,000 in May to 8-Year High appeared first on Construction Superintendent. Economic News AGC Construction Employment Perkins Act

February Construction Employment Up 254K Over Feb. '17

Construction Equipment

February was the best month for construction employment gains since March 2007, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of today’s employment report from the U.S.

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Construction Employment Up in 264 of 358 Metros

Construction Equipment

According to a new analysis of federal employment data, AGC reports construction employment increased in 264 out of 358 metro areas between June 2016 and June 2017, declined in 57, and stagnated in 37.

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Construction employers add 61,000 jobs in February and 254,000 over the year

BD+C

Construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level since June 2008 as rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Employers, not government, responsible for determining need for PPE

FDR Safety

A compliance officer for the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited G4S, the company that employed the guard, for failing to require the use of necessary personal protective equipment, namely body armor.

People, projects boost Southwest construction employment

ENR Construction

Percentage increases for Arizona and Nevada are among the highest in the nation

Keep an eye on OSHA after big NLRB joint employer ruling

FDR Safety

While the recent joint employer ruling by the National Labor Relations Board does not directly impact other employment laws, such as the OSH Act, it does highlight a growing movement by OSHA to hold companies responsible for the health and safety of workers supplied by staffing agencies – which can have significant consequences for employers. The post Keep an eye on OSHA after big NLRB joint employer ruling appeared first on FDRsafety