Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – December 26, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.903 Global oil prices fell today after hitting a two-and-a-half year high. Libya lost around 90,000 barrels per day of crude oil …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – December 19, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.901 Global oil prices rose to $64 per barrel due to supply disruptions in Europe. But petroleum output in the United States …

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Starter Home Prices Rise, While Apartment Construction Slows

Rising construction costs are putting the price of new starter homes out of reach for many first-time home buyers. A Shortage Of Affordable Starter Homes The construction worker shortage is one factor that’s raising the price of new homes. 69% of home-builders say they can’t find enough qualified laborers to finish their projects on time. …

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Last-Minute Protests Against New ELD Mandate

Tick-tock. The countdown to the ELD mandate is only five days away. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new rules require truck drivers to now use an electronic logging device (ELD) to track their service hours. ELDs work by monitoring and recording data directly from a truck’s engine. Some trucking companies already use ELDs. However, many owner-operators …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – December 12, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.910 Globally, oil prices have jumped to their highest level in more than two years. High prices in Europe are the result …

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The Hottest Manufacturing Jobs

The manufacturing industry started adding jobs in 2010. This came as a surprise to many economy watchers who’d declared America’s manufacturing sector defunct. Higher costs associated with labor and transporting goods are spurring some companies to move overseas production back to the U.S. “Every week we’re hearing about a new company building a plant in the …

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Construction And Gender-Based Harassment

There’s been a lot of national soul-searching in recent months over gender-based harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Almost every day another news story breaks about accusations against a high-profile figure in entertainment or politics. But this issue is a far-reaching one that affects all industries. Including construction. Harassment In Construction Women make up only …

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