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ADP PAYROLL: 455,000 Jobs Added In March

United States Of America - Payroll, on an upward steady path, beat expectations adding 455,000 jobs from February to March. Strong labor shortage headwinds continue to be a struggle on all fronts but strong movement in trade school investment and overall worker and training program management are beginning to reach people and workers as the country…
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Boston Public Employee Vaccine Mandate Blocked By Judge As Union Workers And Leadership Appear Split

Boston, Massachusetts - The vaccine mandate for city employees in Boston has been temporarily halted by an appeals court judge in response to a lawsuit brought by labor unions representing first responders against the city of Boston. The decision grants a stay to termination of their jobs which affects approximately 450 city employees who are
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Biden Signs Union Labor PLA – Brings Out Strong Opposition From Associated Builders And Contractors

United States of America - Labor and PLA's had something to celebrate as President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that will require project labor agreements in federal construction projects waging over $35 million in value. The order will apply to a total of $262 billion in federal construction contracting and nearly 200,000 workers will…
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US Business Applications Hit Record in 2021: Construction Outlook

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, new business applications in the US hit a record for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. According to the latest figures published by the US Census Bureau in January, the US had 5.4 million business applications in 2021, 23% higher than the 2020 record of 4.4 million. In December 2021 alone, there were over…
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Union Strike Delays Major Projects For Turner Construction, Facebook & Rail Agency

Bellevue, Washington - A lengthy strike by concrete truckers and drivers has slowed or halted major projects in the Seattle area, including the light rail expansion, resulting in the layoff of hundreds of workers. The strike affects every concrete-related project in the region. The Teamsters Local 174 union, which represents concrete mixer drivers…
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OSHA Suspends Vaccine Mandate

Washington, D.C. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has suspended implementation and enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for private employers after a federal court blocked the measure. The OSHA website page dedicated to the COVID Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) reads: “While OSHA remains
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Carpenters Union In Washington Approve Contract Agreement, Bringing An End To Strike That Slowed Construction Work. AGC To Comment this Morning

Seattle, Washington - Carpenters in the Seattle area have approved a new contract with their employers following a nearly three-week strike that slowed construction across the region and exposed divisions within the union's 12,000 members. The Northwest Carpenters Union reported Monday evening that its members voted in favor of the deal by a
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U.S. Architectural, Engineering & Construction Industry Payroll Segments: Biggest Gains In Pre-Construction as Lumber Futures Jump 15% This Week

Washington DC - The Payroll Report from the BLS was far from optimistic across the board undermining the theory if unemployment benefits were cut payrolls would rise. Although the Nation as a whole saw a report that was far less then predicted the AEC related segments show promise. Segments in the construction related indicators compiled by
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KEWAZO, A Robotics Startup, Is Lifting The Scaffolding Industry – “Liftbot” Boosts Productivity & Site Safety

Munchen, Germany - Kewazo, a German startup, is literally lifting the scaffolding industry to new heights. The fresh product just landed a cool $5M for advancement. Good news for the industry as its fresh digitized dashboard and insights will be a hit on sites everywhere soon shortly. Construction has seen an era shift that has been moving
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Stanley Black & Decker Pledges $25 Million To Fund Vocational Skills & Re-Skill Training

New Britain, Connecticut - The program is a crucial component of Stanley Black & Decker's corporate social responsibility program, which includes a goal of empowering 10 million makers by the year 2030 as part of the company's corporate social responsibility program. Over the next five years, the Impact Challenge is projected to train and
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Get Ready For More Labor Problems As Vaccine Mandate Refusals & Quits Start To Add Up

Washington D.C. - As the labor crisis advances across the U.S.A vaccine mandates are rolling out as well. Most of the mandatory vaccine requirements are from larger corporations with 100 or more employees but it is the recited normal from the White House for "back to work" and "back to school". Bylt: has seen a rapid uptick in quits the last
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