Construction News

November 2008 - 10 news articles


HSE targets construction jobs

25/11/2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has targeted construction workers in its latest crackdown on workplace safety regulations.Its inspectors visited 16 building sites and closed down 12, which it ...

Rics warns 300,000 jobs at risk

24/11/2008

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has warned at least 300,000 construction jobs are at risk.It said unless the government brought forward construction projects, more workers in the ...

Chancellor will announce 10,000 construction jobs

24/11/2008

Chancellor Alistair Darling is set to announce 10,000 new construction jobs as part of his pre-budget announcement, the Guardian has reported.By accelerating its capital spending the government hope ...

Wolseley to cut 2,300 jobs

19/11/2008

Building and plumbing firm Wolseley has said it will cut 2,300 jobs and close more than 200 branches in an effort to cut losses. The chain, which owns the Plumb Center and Build Center, admitted in a ...

Liverpool regeneration will open up jobs

18/11/2008

Up to 10,000 jobs are expected to be created following plans to go ahead with a massive regeneration project in Liverpool. The Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) has pledged £4.3 million ...

Canary Wharf construction jobs may open up

17/11/2008

A deal struck between the biggest banking institution in the US and a development company could see construction jobs open up in the Docklands area of London.JPMorgan Chase has instructed Canary ...

Boris approves Wharf construction plans

14/11/2008

Boris Johnson has approved plans for new offices, a Crossrail station and a new hotel in Canary Wharf.The mayor of London has announced he is determined to minimise the impact the current economic ...

Govt gives schools program go-ahead

13/11/2008

The government has given the go-ahead for a rebuilding program to help improve the UK's schools.The announcement is good news for workers looking for construction jobs, which have been hit recently ...

Hundreds of jobs to be created at Cambridgeshire business park

05/11/2008

Hundreds of jobs will be created as part of a £10 million project to build a new business park in Cambridgeshire, it has emerged. Over 300 people are already working on the project, but 250 new ...

Engineering jobs open up in Kent

03/11/2008

Around 160 jobs have been created now that new high speed trains will be based at two different Kent-based locations, it has been claimed. Southeastern says that having some trains stored and ...