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  • Construction jobs growing as economy rebounds

    Construction jobs growing as economy rebounds
    Palm Beach and Broward counties added almost 5,000 construction jobs in 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. Employment in the local industry hit a six-year high, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the AGC. The...
  • Expiring terrorism insurance program alarms Md. industries

    Expiring terrorism insurance program alarms Md. industries
    Insurance and real estate firms are scrambling to prepare for the expiration of a federal terrorism insurance program at the end of the month, warning that construction projects could be stalled and commercial loans on shopping malls, utilities and...
  • Workers will get backpay for Windsor school construction

    Workers will get backpay for Windsor school construction
    Isle of Wight County Schools will pay backpay for hundreds of workers on a school construction job in Windsor who were shorted after the school system failed to include federal wage requirements in contract documents. The move comes seven months after...
  • Stormwater project costs $2 million more than expected

    Stormwater project costs $2 million more than expected
    Construction costs for a stormwater improvement project in the northwest section of Winnetka came in at about $2 million more than what was originally estimated, staff members told the village council at a recent meeting. The council voted unanimously...
  • Restoration complete on Stone Avenue station

    Restoration complete on Stone Avenue station
    The historic Stone Avenue train station in La Grange, which was built in 1901, has been restored to its original glory, leaving those standing near its sparkling limestone archways in awe at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The $1.1 million...
  • UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature

    UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The University of Central Florida is planning to push for $57.8 million in state funding for its proposed downtown Orlando campus this spring. But even with the Florida Legislature's new leaders hailing from the region and backing...
  • Construction jobs to grow fastest, economist says

    Construction jobs to grow fastest, economist says
    Construction jobs in Florida should grow faster than other fields through 2017, according to a forecast released Friday. University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith expects construction jobs to grow 10.4 percent over threee yeras. Jobs in trade,...
  • Construction training and apprenticeship programs grow as worker demand heats up

    Construction training and apprenticeship programs grow as worker demand heats up
    As South Florida’s construction business rebounds after years on its knees, Delray Beach-based Meisner Electric is looking to beef up its workforce. Currently it employs 200 electricians — average age is 40 — and with new projects on the...
  • Causeway Lumber Co. still building after 75 years

    Causeway Lumber Co. still building after 75 years
    It doesn't take long after stepping into Scott Whiddon's office to realize that Causeway Lumber Co. is an old family business. Walls and tables surrounding Whiddon's desk in the middle of the room are filled with color and black-and-white photos of...
  • Third hiring blitz in recent months aims to fill 80 construction jobs

    LEESBURG — Out of work or underemployed carpenters, surveyors and others in the construction-related fields, take heart. Job growth in the industry is gaining momentum and an upcoming Leesburg hiring event is seeking skilled workers in the trade....
  • Florida leads nation in new construction jobs

    Florida leads nation in new construction jobs
    Florida led the nation in new construction jobs in October, adding 10.4 percent, or 40,100 jobs since the year before, according to the state. The swell in construction jobs was particularly evident in South Florida. Miami-Dade County had the biggest...