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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Orlando contractors hunt for construction labor

    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. In Central Florida, a construction-workforce shortage has forced some contractors to decline jobs because...
  • Five-year construction project on I-895 north of Harbor Tunnel to begin 2016

    Five-year construction project on I-895 north of Harbor Tunnel to begin 2016
    A $290 million construction project to replace a large elevated section of Interstate 895 north of the Harbor Tunnel will begin in 2016 and last five years — causing considerable traffic congestion in the process. The section, known as the...
  • Bruce Holmes: Construction recovery hinges on labor and prefab

    Bruce Holmes: Construction recovery hinges on labor and prefab
    Bruce Holmes, 63, is president of Welbro Building Corp., a 35-year-old company based in Maitland and one of Central Florida's largest, privately held general contractors. Holmes graduated from Winter Park High School and earned a civil engineering...
  • Construction workers in growing demand

    Construction workers in growing demand
    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 horizon,...
  • City sees jump in young, college-educated residents

    It's difficult for longtime Baltimoreans to say when exactly the young college graduates started moving into the neighborhoods clustered around downtown. But at some point they were everywhere, some 25,000 of them, toasting at bars, forming kickball...
  • Traffic mitigation measures approved by MTA

    Traffic mitigation measures approved by MTA
    A group of projects intended to relieve the traffic impacts of construction projects on the Golden State (5) Freeway were approved last week by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority. The slate of traffic mitigation measures, which are...
  • 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...
  • Home builder confidence slips off nine-year highs

    Home builder confidence slips off nine-year highs
    Home builders are taking a slightly dimmer view of the housing market, but they’re still generally bullish. The National Assn. of Home Builders reported Thursday that its member confidence index slipped in October, ending a four-month run of gains...
  • Housing starts speed up in September, led by new apartments

    Housing starts speed up in September, led by new apartments
    Housing construction picked up in September, buoyed by a surge in apartment-building. Housing starts increased 6.3% from August, according to new figures from the Census Bureau, a pace a bit faster than analysts expected. That figure was driven by a 18....