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Construction Industry News Bulletin: June 6
By Editor
Tuesday - June 6, 2017 4:14 pm     Article Hits:82     A+ | a-
A summary of the news and updates from the heavy construction industry.

Construction Adds 11,000 Jobs in May

The construction industry added 11,000 jobs during May and its unemployment rate improved from April’s level but it was slightly worse than the year-earlier figure, the Labor Dept. has reported. Heavy-civil sector's workforce rises by 7,200; nonresidential specialty contractors shed 6,300.

Read report here.

Opinion: Trump’s infrastructure plan could be a powerful economic stimulus

Improvements to the nation’s sagging transportation system could deliver a powerful stimulus to the economy.

Read the Opinion Piece here.

Minority hiring goals out of reach, construction industry finds

The de Blasio administration has ambitious goals for minority- and women-
owned businesses, but in the construction industry, few such firms have the capacity to meet them, an industry group’s study has found.

Read report here.

Deere to Acquire the Wirtgen Group, the Global Leader in Road Construction Equipment

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Wirtgen Group, a privately-held international company that is the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment.

Read the release here.

How To Lead In The Male-Dominated Construction Industry

Young saw a problem and partnered with another construction engineer and three software developers to create a solution. In 2012, PlanGrid joined the popular accelerator, Y Combinator. 

Read the feature here.

Netting needs in the construction industry

Fall safety is essential on a worksite because most construction workers will work at an elevation at some point in their careers, and the longer an individual works at height, the more comfortable he or she will become. 

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