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Economic News | alex carrick

By: Alex Carrick
December 6th, 2019

U.S. Total Jobs Gain Impacted by GM Strike November’s U.S. employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) records a net increase in the nation’s jobs count of +266,000. Such a large gain, however, is somewhat distorted by a +54,000 increase in manufacturing jobs that comes on the heels of a -43,000 decline the month before. The big swing from one month to the next was mostly due to the onset of the strike at General Motors in October, followed by resolution four weeks later.

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Economic News | alex carrick

By: Alex Carrick
December 4th, 2019

Total Jobs Level Relegates Dark Days to Past The U.S. economy has been so outstanding at creating jobs over the past ten years that now is a good time to stand back and assess where, among industries, the pickup has been most remarkable and whether there are currently signs of general easing.

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Operating Insights

By: Justin Gitelman
December 4th, 2019

If you work in construction, you’re probably used to the long wait to get paid after completing a job. You wait patiently for payment from the general contractor (GC). You try calling, sending emails and invoice reminders. Nothing seems to get their attention, in fact, they seem annoyed that you keep asking. Then you ask yourself: Is there anything I could have done to establish a relationship earlier on in the project? In fact, there is: Sending a preliminary notice is one of the best ways you can improve communication and build a stronger relationship from the start. 

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Construction Bidding

By: Kendall Jones
December 2nd, 2019

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of r 28 - November 25 - 29, 2019. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.

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Operating Insights

By: Ben Preston
November 26th, 2019

As this next generation of children begins to reach adulthood, the push to get a four year college degree is seen as the only solution to achieve career success. Any other direction is frowned upon by parents and society. Unfortunately, this leaves a huge void in the labor market and ignoring a promising opportunity for today's youth.

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Construction Bidding

By: Kendall Jones
November 25th, 2019

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of r 28 - November 18 - 22, 2019. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.