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The Middle-Skill Issue

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Felix W. Ortiz III

With college tuition, job training costs and the amount of vacant middle-skill jobs at an all time high, traditional education credentials are becoming poor indicators of potential success in the workplace.

Keeping Workers Safe, On Labor Day and Every Day

Patrick Dolan, Jr. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Patrick Dolan, Jr.

Organized labor is facing new challenges in 2013 here in New York. One of the biggest hurdles we face as an industry is awareness of safety issues on job sites.

Where The Jobs Are

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

By Tim Gaynor and Ernest Scheyder SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./WILLISTON, N.D., March 8 (Reuters) - C harles Cork is gearing up to do something h...

These Jobs Are Growing Fast And Don't Require A College Degree

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

You might not need a bachelor's degree to tap into some of the country's fastest growing occupations, but some construction skills and health care kno...

Eliminating Middle Class Jobs in the Shadow of the Election

Daniel Villao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Daniel Villao

Worker standards help economic growth. As the country builds back from the recession, middle class careers are key to economic prosperity and growth. It's something we seem to agree upon across party lines -- yet the very existence of these jobs is at risk.

Put Hardhats to Work With New Infrastructure Spending

David Callahan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
David Callahan

With interest rates at a historic low, and a huge supply of surplus skilled labor, it's hard to imagine a better time than now for the U.S. to borrow a lot of money to strengthen its infrastructure.

The Exotic Place Where U.S. Construction Workers May Soon Be Finding Jobs

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia is hoping to lure more American plumbers, electricians and construction workers to be employed on Outback projects in...

October Jobs Report: Disappointing News for the Housing Market

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Today's new numbers on jobs and unemployment in October show how the economy is doing overall. Economic recovery is essential for housing demand to pick up.

It's Construction, Stupid! It's Home Building, Stupid!

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.05.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

In Thursday's address to Congress, I want President Barack Obama to emphasize that fixing the home-building and construction industries is necessary to jump-start our lame economy.

10 American Industries That Will Never Recover: 24/7 Wall Street (PHOTOS)

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: It has become clear that jobs in some industries may never come back or if they do it will take years or decades for a recovery. ...

Averting The Next Mortgage Meltdown While Cooling The Planet

Daphne Wysham | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

With a national effort to boost energy efficiency, we could actually meet the the building sector's greenhouse gas emissions targets set by the Obama Administration for the next few years.

U.S. Job Market May Take 5 Years To Recover

Reuters | Emily Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. housing bust and auto sector upheaval have left hundreds of thousands of workers looking for jobs in the same sectors,...