An Overview Of The Labor Shortage

by Pierre G. Villere As we were going to press this month, all eyes in the human resources world were on the continuing labor shortages; a news story that went viral reported that a Burger King restaurant in Latrobe, Pa. had hung out a banner offering a $1,500 signing bonus, which was later clarified when management explained it was for…

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Transportation construction report shows industry scale, net economic activity

Sources: American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

In “The 2015 U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile,” ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black estimates the value of 2015 public and private transportation construction and maintenance work at upwards of $275 billion, an investment generating nearly $510 billion in annual U.S. economic activity and accounting for 1.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product.

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