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Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma (access required)

Staffing firm Manpower has found skilled-labor positions to be the most difficult positions to fill, as tradesmen are on the decline. Photo by Nell Redmond

Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.

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Landmarks Commission delays possible demolition a year on century-old Dilworth home (access required)

Nelson Casstevens has run his law firm out of a century-old for nearly 30 years. But the lawyer, looking to hang up his briefcase and throw out his legal pad, has found a buyer interested in his property and appears eager to sell. The buyer just isn’t interested in the house on that property, so Casstevens has filed a certificate to demolish the house.

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OILES opens expansion of Concord headquarters (access required)

CONCORD – OILES America Corp., an industrial bearing manufacturer based in Japan, has opened a $6 million, 48,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s North American headquarters in International Business Park, at 4510 Enterprise Drive Northwest. The OILES expansion project was undertaken ...

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