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Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Dangers of Environmental, Safety Noncompliance for Your Business

February 14, 2017

Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have increased civil penalties for new enforcement cases.  This is the second time in six months that these federal agencies have raised their penalties for environmental or safety/health violations.

Construction Firms Getting Squeezed by Increasing Materials & Labor Costs and Slower Increases in What They Charge to Build Projects

February 14, 2017

The cost of materials used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that potential restrictions on the use of imported construction materials threaten to drive up the price of infrastructure, buildings and new homes and apartments.

Construction Employment in January Reaches Highest Level Since 2008; Contractors Raise Pay Faster Than Other Sectors in Effort to Fill Openings

February 3, 2017

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America

Construction Employment Declines in 110 out of 358 Metro Areas as Businesses Urge President Trump to Deliver on Infrastructure Promise

February 1, 2017

Construction employment declined in 110 out of 358 metro areas between December 2015 and December 2016, was stagnant in another 65 and increased in 183, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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