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OSHA Fines to Jump 78% Effective Aug. 1

Change in penalties implements 2015 law that adjusts current penalties for inflation More

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Construction Employment is On the Upswing

New data from Associated General Contractors of America shows construction employment increased in 37 states and the District of Columbia during the past year. Additionally, 28 states and D.C. added jobs between September and October. More

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Associated General Contractors of America Reports Construction Job Increases

Firms added jobs in 37 states and the District of Columbia between October 2013 and October 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia between September and October. More

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Construction Employment Increases Reported in 37 States

Florida added the most construction jobs of any state (38,900 jobs, 10.2 percent) between October 2013 and October 2014. More

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A Shortage of Construction Workers, Really?

A Wall Street Journal analysis looks at the numbers and it's not as simple as it may appear. More

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Unraveling the Construction Worker Shortage

This Wall Street Journal piece takes a deeper look into the construction industry labor shortage and why it's not as cut and dry as you might think. More

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March Construction Employment Increased in 38 States from a Year Ago

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states over the past 12 months, although job gains leveled off between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. More

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Construction Employment Up In 37 States

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February according to an analysis today by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. More

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Summer Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off a national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. More

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Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses and Fatalities Among Outdoor Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off a national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. More

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