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New Year, Same Problems for Contract Glazing Companies

Workforce shortages remain a problem throughout the contract glazing industry. Debbie Baker, Binswanger’s director of human resources, thinks all industries will face significant challenges finding talent in 2023. The key will be implementing solutions to keep current employees engaged and … Continue reading

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Workers’ Wage Expectations Increase to Highest Levels Since Pandemic

Labor shortages have plagued the glass, glazing and fenestration industries. Since the pandemic’s start, companies have gathered at industry events to discuss tactics to entice more workers, ranging from higher wages and better benefits to enhanced work-life balance. Despite these … Continue reading

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Construction Growth to be Stifled in 2023

Inflation is determining the path of the economy, says Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Construction Network (DCN) during the organization’s Annual Outlook Forecast Conference. However, Branch adds that core inflation is improving thanks to aggressive actions taken by the … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Slips in October

The continued labor shortage contributed to a decrease in U.S. construction spending in October, reports the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Federal spending data shows a decrease of 0.3% in construction spending with downturns throughout most nonresidential categories. The … Continue reading

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June Construction Employment in 18 States Continues to Lag Pre-Pandemic Levels

Labor shortages in the construction industry persist despite record job openings, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports in a new analysis of June federal employment data. The shortage has prompted AGC officials to call on government officials to … Continue reading

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