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Toledo top 15 market in construction jobs

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Nov 21, 2016 9:41:22 AM

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry is playing a key role in Toledo’s construction job growth.

A Nov. 2 Associated General Contractors report shows the Toledo metropolitan area ranks 14 in the nation in construction job growth as northwest Ohio gained approximately 1,500 jobs between Sept. 2015 and Sept. 2016, for an 11 percent gain.

Toledo tied with the Steubenville, Ohio/Weirton, W. Va. area for largest percentage gain in Ohio, although Steubenville/Weirton added approximately 200 jobs.

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Topics: construction, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Economy, Piping Industry, Jobs, Northwest Ohio, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Toledo Ranks 12th in Nation for Construction Job Growth

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 25, 2016 1:19:37 PM

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry’s jurisdiction is a hotbed for construction jobs.

An April report released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) showed Monroe, Mich. and Toledo both ranked in the top 12 of the largest percentage of gains in construction jobs in the nation during the month of Feb.

Monroe led the nation with 1,200 jobs gained over the same month last year, which is a 60 percent increase.

Toledo saw construction jobs increase from 10,600 in Feb. 2015 to 12,200 in Feb. 2016, for a 1,600 job gain. The 15 percent growth in jobs tied Toledo at 12th in the nation with Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. and Wausau, Wisc.

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Topics: Toledo, Jobs, Employment, Associated General Contractors of America, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Building Trade Apprenticeships Equal Jobs

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

High school students should give equal consideration to post high school educational options such as building trade apprenticeships, college and other vocational programs.

A January Forbes.com article discusses how bachelor’s degrees are failing millions of college graduates throughout the nation.

Armed with a four-year college degree, college graduates are learning the opportunities to use their education are simply not available. The unemployment rate for college graduates grew by 1.5 percent in 2014, while the unemployment rate for those in their 20s, with at least a bachelor’s degree, climbed to 12.4 percent.

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Topics: Education, Apprenticeship, The Piping Industry Training Center, Vocational Training, College Debt, Forbes.com, Jobs, Bachelor's Degree

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