Items Tagged with 'Employment'


Residential construction job growth remains tepid

May 19, 2017
National construction employment remained largely unchanged for the second consecutive month, adding 5,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Construction employment surges to best month in 10 years

March 17, 2017
National construction employment surged in February, as the industry added 58,000 seasonally adjusted net new jobs, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Employment increase is smallest in four years

January 27, 2017
National construction employment declined by 3,000 net jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in December, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Education levels, pay rates haunt region’s future

January 29, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal has called attention to incongruities in the Greater Grand Rapids market that are likely to create issues in the near future. Read More

Construction employment continues year-end surge

January 1, 2016
Construction employment expanded by 46,000 net new jobs in November after adding 34,000 jobs in October (revised upward by 3,000), according to an analysis of the recent employment report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Nonresidential construction dip no cause for concern

October 2, 2015
Nonresidential construction employment fell by 700 jobs in August after losing 5,600 jobs in July and 800 jobs in June. Read More

Nonresidential construction bounces back with broader economy

May 15, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April according to the May 8 Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimate. Read More

Legal help with labor and employment disputes

May 8, 2015
Scenario No. 1: One of your key employees e-mails you to tell you the stress of the job has given her medical problems, and that this situation is made worse by the breakup of her relationship with one of your managers. Read More

West Michigan employment options and training on rise

March 7, 2014
Human resource professionals are seeing a promising trend as the job market picks up: For people willing to learn a new skill, there are employers willing to hire them. Read More

The importance of being welcoming to all

February 28, 2014
In his latest State of the City speech, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said: “Talent comes in all shapes and forms and colors and ethnicities. It is homegrown and it finds its way here from someplace else. . . . Read More