Archinect - News 2016-09-30T23:26:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149968307/are-enough-high-wage-jobs-being-created-across-the-united-states Are enough high-wage jobs being created across the United States? Julia Ingalls 2016-09-13T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:35:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18levtwnrw0hgxh4.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unsurprisingly, the majority of the U.S.' job growth over the past five years has been centered in large metro areas like <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/149968322" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/region/US/NY/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a>. What might be surprising is how the majority of those newly created <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jobs</a> are either "mid-wage" or "low-wage" jobs, here defined as those that pay under $21.14 an hour. In a study conducted by <a href="http://www.routefifty.com/2016/09/where-good-jobs-are/131259/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityLab's</a> Richard Florida based on facts compiled by the economic data modeling firm Emsi, Florida notes that:&nbsp;</p><p><em>Low-wage jobs accounted for the largest increase in new jobs between 2011 and 2016, adding 4.5 million jobs, compared to 4.1 million high-wage jobs and 3.5 million mid-wage jobs. Low-wage jobs accounted for 34 percent of jobs in 2016 (a total of 48.2 million jobs), while mid-wage jobs accounted for 29 percent (a total of 40.7 million jobs)...</em></p><p><em>The top ten metros for job growth are a mix of knowledge-based and service-based metros. The tech hub of Provo, Utah, tops the list with a 26.8 percent increase in jobs; Austin (21.9 percent), San Jose ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964824/trudeau-stakes-canada-s-economic-growth-on-architects Trudeau stakes Canada's economic growth on architects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79z5c1qcugh4i0me.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the U.S. presidential election coming up, a few Americans are considering moving to Canada, a move that actually might be lucrative if you're an architect. Responding to the forces of globalization, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is aiming to inject new economic life into his country by investing in traditionally brainy industries like architecture and accounting, as reported in this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-08-22/trudeau-s-cure-for-canada-s-slump-architects-and-accountants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg News</a> article:</p><p><em>So if manufacturers won't do the heavy lifting, who will?</em></p><p><em>Enter Diamond. The world-renowned architect employs 180 people, including 140 architects, in an airy but respectfully renovated early 20th-century building in Toronto&rsquo;s Fashion District. It was Canada&rsquo;s education system that brought him to the country&mdash;he set up the post-graduate architect program at the University of Toronto in 1966&mdash;but his eye has always been turned outwards.</em></p><p>For more on architectural employment tips/trends:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135648933/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers-part-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Job Application Hints &amp; Suggestions from Employers: Part II</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the h...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/88758253/twist-proposal-to-turn-catskills-into-china-city Twist! Proposal to turn Catskills into "China City" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T15:09:00-05:00 >2013-12-13T22:49:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3eayfi69hfp9m9w.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The Catskills] could become a lot flashier, thanks to [Sherry Li's] proposal for the area: a multibillion-dollar "China City of America," complete with an amusement park, mansions, a casino, retail centers, a college, and more. [...] The Center for Immigration Studies wrote a comprehensive take-down of "China City," criticizing the project's potential for environmental disruption, dubious promise of job creation, and possible role as a stalking horse for the Chinese government.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>