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Employment Figures Steadily Improve but Lean Toward Part-Time Work

The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest employment figures earlier this month, showing an increase in the number of jobs added and a downward trend for unemployment claims. October posted a gain of 638,000 jobs among nonfarm payroll and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction. The new directive … Continue reading

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Contract Glazier Activity Pulls Back in August

Architectural glass and glazing construction activity continued to edge down in August, according to Key Media & Research (KMR) analysis of recent government data. Nonresidential building in the U.S. decreased 0.4% from July 2019 to August 2019 but was up … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Construction Industry has a Shortage of Women, Not Skilled Labor 

Construction skilled labor shortage is making headlines in the news. But the construction industry has a shortage of women not skilled labor. Women who make up more than 50 percent of the population are surprisingly an overlooked solution to the … Continue reading

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Another Strong Outlook for the Year Ahead

The U.S. glass and glazing industry is still riding the highs of a robust construction expansion and strong economy, according to the 2019 Glass and Glazing Industry Outlook from Key Media & Research (KMR). The construction recovery that began in … Continue reading

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