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August 3, 2022
  Construction employment fell in 61 and was unchanged in another 51 out of 358 metro areas between June 2021 and June 2022, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials noted that employment was falling or… Read More

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  Construction employment increased in 268 or 75 percent of 358 metro areas between October 2021 and October 2022, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials noted, however, that job vacancies outpaced… Read More
November 29, 2022
  New York and North Dakota Add the Most Jobs, While Pennsylvania and Louisiana Have Largest Decreases; Open Positions at End of September Exceeds Total Number of Employees Hired During the Entire Month Construction employment climbed in 27 states from September to October, according to a… Read More
November 18, 2022
AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr and members of AGC’s Government Affairs staff met with US Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on November 10 to discuss top industry priorities including, among other things, addressing the workforce shortage through skills training and attracting individuals to the… Read More
November 18, 2022
The FAR Council’s new proposed rule creates two new categories for federal contractors – significant contractors and major contractors – which trigger significant reporting requirements related to greenhouse gas emissions. On November 14, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council released a… Read More
November 18, 2022
AGC of America’s (AGC) advocacy fund is proactively seeking to improve general contractors’ business environment by participating in a case before the Supreme Court of Tennessee. AGC and the AGC of Tennessee jointly submitted an amicus (or friend of the court) brief to preserve a general contractor… Read More
November 17, 2022
Tuesday, December 6, 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN AGC of America will hold the next Union Contactors Committee quarterly meeting on December 6, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET. All interested AGC members and chapter staff are invited. The meeting is not open to nonmembers. The agenda will include updates from AGC… Read More
November 16, 2022
AGC warns the IRS to look before it leaps into quickly rolling out prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements—for which it has no internal expertise or experience—tied to new private development tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act. On November 4, AGC provided the IRS with extensive… Read More
November 16, 2022
AGC of America and seven fellow employer groups jointly submitted an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court on November 8 urging the Court to reverse a Washington Supreme Court decision that prevents a company from recovering damages from a union that sanctioned the destruction of company property… Read More
November 16, 2022
A measure of construction contractors’ bid prices moved sharply higher in October as firms coped with ongoing supply-chain challenges and a tight labor market, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association officials said… Read More
November 15, 2022
February 16, 2023, at AGC’s Headquarters in Arlington, Va. Registration is now open for the AGC In-House Environmental Managers (IHEM) meeting on Feb. 16, 2023, in Arlington, Va. Join your peers for a day spent in discussion of solutions to the challenges on your to-do lists and based on first-… Read More
November 11, 2022