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National Apprenticeship Week Aims to Mitigate Workforce Labor Shortages

The eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week is here. The weeklong celebration of industry, labor, equity, workforce and education highlights the importance of registered apprenticeship as a vital talent pipeline to address workforce challenges. National Apprenticeship Week runs from Nov. 14-18, … Continue reading

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United States, EU Throw Weight Behind Sanctions

Financial sanctions have dealt a “pretty significant blow” to Russia, says Isabelle Icso, director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. More sanctions are likely on the way courtesy of the U.S. and the European … Continue reading

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CCI: Contractors Spend More on Materials and Supplies; Supply Concerns Continue to Grow

As those in the construction industry continue to manage supply chain challenges and labor shortages, the Q4 2021 Commercial Construction Index (CCI), released quarterly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Dodge Data & Analytics, reports nearly all contractors (97%) … Continue reading

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CCI: Last Quarter of 2021 Sees a Declining Index

The Q4 2021 Commercial Construction Index (CCI) fell to 65, down one point from the 2021 Q3 report. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Dodge Data & Analytics release the data quarterly. Two of the three key drivers of the … Continue reading

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CCI: Report Shows Positive Signs and Increasing Confidence

The construction industry isn’t out of the pandemic woods yet, but signs are certainly starting to point in positive directions. Data from the 2021 first quarter U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) shows increasing contractor optimism, primarily driven … Continue reading

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