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A Quarter of Contractors Report Summer Project Cancelations

Nearly a quarter of contractors have reported that a project scheduled to start in June or later has been canceled due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to a new survey from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of … Continue reading

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Nearly One Million Construction Workers Lose Jobs in April as Demand Stabilizes

Construction employment declined by 975,000 jobs in April, according to the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. Data from construction technology firm Procore shows how demand has changed across the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. in … Continue reading

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Year-End Jobs Report Signals Continued Industry Growth

December employment numbers in the U.S. were strong across most industries, including those most relevant to glass and glazing. Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December, and the industry added 280,000 jobs in 2018, compared with an increase of … Continue reading

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Report Highlights Severity of the Labor Shortage

The labor shortage is impacting the glass and glazing industry nationally, but the problem isn’t unique to these industry. Eighty percent of firms in the U.S. are having trouble finding craft workers, according to new data from the Associated General … Continue reading

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Construction Productivity Can be Achieved through Technology

The glass and glazing industry is busy with work in this strong economy, but labor productivity gains in the construction industry are more uncertain. Three experts argue that there have been labor productivity increases with in the industry, and technology … Continue reading

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