Monthly Archives: June 2017

Use the CICA Center as a Starting Point for Your Environmental Program

June 30, 2017

Are you developing an environmental management program for your company? The resources on the AGC-supported online Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center will support you in your efforts and make CICA a great starting point. CICA provides tools on planning for and managing compliance, and it is a clearing house of information on the top federal and state rules that you will need to keep track of through your environmental program.

Union Sector Anticipating Overall Growth in Contracting Industry but Already Experiencing Growing Labor Shortages

June 29, 2017

“Contractors, labor representatives and owner-clients in the union construction and maintenance industry are significantly more optimistic about growth opportunities in 2017 and beyond (+20%) compared to last year, but they also report an increasing pervasiveness in union craft labor shortages,” reports The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) in a recent press release announcing the results of the

Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships

June 29, 2017

On June 15, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing the Labor Department to investigate how it can cut back the federal government’s role in creating and monitoring apprenticeship programs, a move that the White House claims will help fill vacant jobs.

Grow Your Environmental Management Knowledge and Skills

June 29, 2017

Join us at AGC’s 2017 Construction Environmental Conference on September 13-14, in Crystal City, Virginia!

Construction Employment Increases in 245 out of 358 Metro Areas Between May 2016 and 2017 Even As Many Firms Struggle to Find Qualified Workers

June 27, 2017

Construction employment increased in 245 out of 358 metro areas between May 2016 and May 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 54, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction employment gains in many parts of the country are occurring even as most firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire.

Labor Department Formally Moves to Rescind "Persuader Rule"

June 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule to rescind the controversial “persuader rule” issued by the previous administration.  AGC plans to submit comments in support of the rescission prior to the August 11 deadline.


June 22, 2017

Legislation Includes Needed Reforms to Makes it Easier for School Districts to Teach Construction Skills and Improves Employer Engagement

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act in the U.S. House of Representatives today:

Forty-Two States Add Construction Jobs Between May 2016 & 2017 But 25 States and D.C. Lose Jobs from April to May as Firms Struggle to Find Workers

June 16, 2017

Forty-two states added construction jobs between May 2016 and May 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, while 25 states and the District of Columbia lost construction jobs between April and May as firms struggle to find enough workers, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said workforce shortages appear to be impacting construction employment in parts of the country.

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