The construction industry is taking the toll on workers: Mortenson Construction

Mortenson construction company said on Thursday it had laid off 1,500 workers at its construction school in the Gulf Coast state of Louisiana, adding that it was also closing three other schools and suspending plans to build a $400 million luxury hotel in the area.

The layoffs and closures come as Louisiana grapples with a growing number of earthquakes, including one last month that killed nearly two dozen people and injured more than 1,100.

Mortenson is building a luxury hotel and convention center in the town of Port Aransas, the site of a massive earthquake that killed dozens and caused billions of dollars of damage.

The construction company was founded in 1929 by Mortenson & Spalding.

In March, a series of earthquakes struck a large part of the Gulf coast, killing about 50 people and causing $15 billion in damage.

This time around, the state of Mississippi has said it will spend about $150 million to help pay for emergency recovery and rehabilitation costs.

“The company will be restructuring its business and restructuring its operations in the coming weeks,” the state’s tourism department said in a statement.

Lone Star Construction, which is based in Houston, said it had also laid off 400 workers.

The company has about 2,200 employees.

Ontario’s construction boom: What’s it all about?

In Ontario, construction firms are building a second runway at the airport.

The provincial government has also opened an expanded $200-million regional aviation hub.

And construction crews are building homes for first responders.

“The boom in construction activity has been the best news for Ontario, especially in the last two years,” said Peter Daley, president of the Canadian Construction Association.

“We have had about 10 times more new work per person than we did a year ago, so it has been a very, very positive development.”

“Construction activity has now been going on for six years in Ontario, and we’re very happy to see that trend continue, but we are always concerned when there’s a significant downturn,” he added.

“So, I think it’s very important that we are careful to keep the recovery from happening.”

In fact, a downturn could spell trouble for the province.

Construction jobs are expected to drop by 1.4 per cent this year, the lowest annual decline since 2008.

And Ontario’s unemployment rate is forecast to hit 5.9 per cent by the end of next year, according to Statistics Canada.

“We are in a real transition in terms of the economy,” said Paul Martin, president and CEO of the Ontario Construction Association, adding that the recession will be felt most acutely for construction workers in the province’s west and central regions.

“Ontario has been able to get a lot of new projects done over the last four years, and now we have to find jobs in the industry.”

Construction companies in the western region, where construction has been particularly strong, have also been struggling.

According to the B.C.-based construction firm B.A. Associates, which tracks the sector, construction in the area has been declining since 2015.

In 2017, B. A. Associates reported that there were 1,879 projects that were delayed or cancelled due to construction.

The company attributes the downturn to increased costs, the loss of skilled labour and a lack of funding.

“I would say the situation in the west of Ontario is pretty bleak,” said Martin.

“The outlook for the west is really bleak right now.

We’ve seen it for a while, but I think the outlook is bleak for the entire region.”

The economic downturn has also affected the country’s other major construction industry.

According the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers, the downturn has impacted construction of all types, including highways, bridges, airports, highways, highways infrastructure and other infrastructure.

“There’s a lot more work to be done,” said Daley.

“There’s just not enough work to go around.”

While the industry has been hurt, the province is also facing some problems.

According a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ontario’s overall construction employment fell by more than 25,000 people between 2014 and 2016.

Construction employment has fallen by about 11,000 since 2007.

In the east, construction jobs have increased by about 2,300 people since 2007 and construction of public buildings has risen by nearly 10,000.

The report noted that Ontario’s population is increasing, and there are more people in the construction sector.

In addition, there are many more young people entering the labour market, and the construction industry is hiring more women and minorities.

The Canadian Association for Public Service Employees (CPSE), which represents about 100,000 workers in Ontario and British Columbia, says it is worried about the construction boom.

In a recent survey, only 19 per cent of those surveyed said they would be willing to accept a job in the building industry, compared to 63 per cent in a similar survey in the U.S.

The union says it expects to see a drop in the number of construction jobs in 2018, while the Ontario government says it will continue to support the sector and support employers to hire more people.

“It’s a very challenging time for the industry and a difficult time for workers,” said Marty Smith, the union’s national president.

“Construction is a good industry.

It’s not going away, and it’s going to continue to grow.”

Smith said he hopes the downturn will give some people pause.

“But it’s not over,” he said.

“I don’t think it will be over anytime soon.”

With files from the Associated Press.

Taylor Construction loans up 3.2% as it ramps up operations

Taylor Construction, the builder of the World Trade Centre Towers, has ramped up its construction operations in Bangladesh to help the country cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.

The company has started work on its first building project, an eight-storey tower in Chittagong, Bangladesh, which will be completed by September.

The company’s construction company has been working with the Bangladesh government on projects of construction and renovation.

“The new project will bring jobs to the city, improve the living conditions of the city residents, and create jobs for the city’s youth,” said Pramod Sarabhai, president and CEO of Taylor Construction.

In February, Taylor Construction had secured the approval of the government for construction of two additional towers, in the city of Chittagsar.

The first project, which is expected to be completed this year, is a new building that will be the second tower of the project.

The second tower, which was approved last month, will be a six-storeys building.

As of September, Taylor has signed a contract for the construction of the first building, which has been designed by the renowned architects and has been approved by the Ministry of Urban Development and Planning.

The second project, a new tower in the same city, is also being designed by architects.

The two towers are being built on a 1.5-acre site in the northern part of the Chittagosar region, which the company had previously worked on.

Construction of the new building is expected be completed in about four months, said Sarabbhai.

Taylor Construction has invested Rs 12 crore on the project, including Rs 4 crore in cash.

The company also plans to build a six storeys building, a four-storeyn building, three-storeyt buildings, and four- storeyt buildings in Chattiagong district.

The first project has been estimated at Rs 8,000 crore and is expected build a seven-storeyr structure, which includes four towers and three facades, as well as an additional four-tower structure, according to Sarabhaj.

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