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March Jobs Report Preview: Is the Recovery Set to Bloom?

3/31/2021Daniel Zhao
This Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the March jobs report. After a difficult winter wave of the pandemic and a February jobs report muted by severe weather, March may be the month we start to see the economic engine powering up again. These are three things I m watching for o...

Why Women in Construction Are Celebrating - Via https://www.ConstructConnect.com/blog

3/09/2021Conley Smith
Long viewed as a male-dominated field, the construction industry has slowly been adding more and more women to their offices and jobsites as they fill roles as varied as construction technologists to painters. As a result, this year s Women in Construction Week (March 7-13th) offers lots of great...

Compensation Planning: Going Beyond Battening Down the Hatches - via: https://www.fminet.com/insights/talent-insights/compensation-planning-going-beyond-battening-down-the-hatches/

3/09/2021Priya Kapila
The first quarter 2021 Heavy Civil Construction Index shows improving sentiment, increasing from 43.3 to 44.9. However, the measure remains below 50, suggesting a continued pessimistic outlook. Compared to last quarter, the general U.S. and regional economic outlooks retreated, while the book-to-...

What’s to Like or Not Like About February’s +379,000 U.S. Jobs Count - via: https://www.constructconnect.com/blog/whats-to-like-or-not-like-about-februarys-379000-u.s.-jobs-count

3/09/2021Alex Carrick
U.S. total employment in February rose by +379,000 jobs, according to the latest labor market report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prior to the pandemic, a month-to-month jump in jobs of +379,000 would have been greeted with cheers. As Graph 1 shows, however, February s gain was a rather s...

Nearly 90% of Builders Have Trouble Getting Appliances - via: https://nahbnow.com/2021/03/nearly-90-of-builders-have-trouble-getting-appliances/

3/09/2021PAUL EMRATH
In the survey results described in one of last week s posts, prices of building material ranked as the number one problem among NAHB s single-family builders, and availability of building materials ranked second. These concerns are not surprising, given the surge in building material prices repor...