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Unions Oppose Homeland Security’s Addition of 22,000 H-2B Visas

Several labor unions, including the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, are opposing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor’s (DOL) H-2B Visa increase. … Continue reading

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As Employment Climbs Back, Study Shows Trade Schools Neck in Neck With Colleges

After spiking at nearly 15% in the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. unemployment settled to around 8% in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). As employees return to the workplace, notable job gains occurred … Continue reading

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Industry Employment Ticks Up in November

Construction employment numbers related to the glass and glazing industry continued to trend in a positive direction in November, according to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nonresidential specialty trade contractors and nonresidential building categories—which … Continue reading

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Construction Unemployment Improves in August

Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 48 states and nationally on a year-over-year basis in August, according to analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.1 percent was 1 percent … Continue reading

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National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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