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Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be starting work on more homes -- and contributing more to the economy -- if they could fill more job openings. Read More »

World Trade Center Workers Leave Poignant Graffiti Messages

World Trade Center Workers Leave Poignant Graffiti Messages

On most jobs, scribbling a message on, say, a wall would be frowned upon. But for the 1,000... Read More »

N.J. Construction Workers Sue Colleague For Share Of $38.5 Million Lottery Prize

N.J. Construction Workers Sue Colleague For Share Of $38.5 Million Lottery Prize

A trial in Union County, N.J., is pitting five construction workers against their former colleague in what the group says was the man's attempt to deceive them of their share of nearly $40 million in lottery winnings. The five workers sued their colleague, Americo Lopes (pictured, left, with his wife,... Read More »

Are You Smart Enough To Be A Construction Worker?

Are You Smart Enough To Be A Construction Worker?

Feel the most comfortable with a tool belt strapped around your waist? Are HGTV and DIY your favorite TV channels? Do you love taking on repair or construction projects around the house (much to your family's chagrin)? If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, perhaps a career in construction or... Read More »

CDC: Miners, Construction, Food Workers Smoke Most

CDC: Miners, Construction, Food Workers Smoke Most

By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA (AP) -- Construction workers, miners and food service workers top the list of occupations that smoke the most, according to a new government report. Experts say it might have as much to do with lower education levels as the jobs themselves. Read More »

Jobs Up but Construction Workers Down

Jobs Up but Construction Workers Down

While the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 last month and 216,000 jobs were added to the overall U.S. economy, the construction industry in America remains "mired in a Depression-like state," according to LIUNA -- the Laborers' International Union of North America. Read More »

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