(AGC) — Construction employment increased by 228,000 jobs over the past year despite a weather-related dip last month, and the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, the lowest yet for March, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for revitalizing and adequately funding career and technical education and training programs to ensure that employment in the high-paying industry would continue to grow.
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Minneapolis was once again the busiest city for builders in Minnesota.
Three months into the year, housing construction in the Twin Cities has been dominated by apartments as builders struggle to find enough workers and sites for single-family houses.
So far this year, 1,294 permits have been issued to build 3,118 units, according to data released Thursday from the Keystone Report for Housing First Minnesota. Continue reading »
THE GREAT JOBS PROJECT HAS A DUAL GOAL:
To ensure that young people and parents know about the many exciting, well-paying career opportunities that don’t require a four-year degree
To help employers overcome the “skills gap” and build the skilled workforce they need to thrive and grow.
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Great jobs without a four-year degree