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N.C. fifth worst in year-over-year construction job growth (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Between November 2012 and last month, North Carolina lost 2,500 construction jobs, placing it at 46th in the country in job growth, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite losing 1.5 percent of ...

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Construction employment up, but worries remain for industry (access required)

The construction industry’s unemployment rate in October dropped to nine percent and the industry added 11,000 jobs, hitting a 50-month high, according to a news release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The industry last month wasn’t too adversely ...

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Charlotte one of three areas in N.C. to gain construction jobs since August 2012 (access required)

The Charlotte metropolitan area, including Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., was one of only three regions of 12 in the state to gain construction jobs in August 2013 over the same month last year, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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

Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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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