Monthly Archives: July 2019

Construction Employment Increases in 42 States from June 2018 to June 2019, While 30 States Add Construction Jobs Between May and June

July 23, 2019

Forty-two states added construction jobs between June 2018 and June 2019, while construction employment increased in 30 states from May to June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said the new construction employment data demonstrates the need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

EEOC Opens EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection Portal

July 22, 2019

On July 15, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially opened the Web-based portal for the reinstated EEO-1 collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The EEOC also provided a series of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the new requirements and a More Info Page to assist filers.  The More Info page provides additional resources such as a sample form, an instruction booklet, a user’s guide, a fact sheet, and reference documents.

Jan.-June Collective Bargaining Yields Average First-Year Increase of 2.8%

July 22, 2019

Negotiators conducting collective bargaining between January and June of this year agreed to raise construction craft workers’ wage and fringe benefits by an average of 2.8 percent or $1.65 during the first contract year, 2.7 percent or $1.65 during the second contract year, and 2.7 percent or $1.67 during the third contract year, according to the Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) latest Settlements Report.  While these numbers are all slightly lower than those reported last year, CLRC notes that the data should be considered preliminary for the year, as many additional settlements are likely to be added to CLRC’s database during the second half of the year.

AGC Call for info on Worker Shortages

July 18, 2019

Please respond to survey before closure in mid-August

EEOC Issues Further Guidance on EEO -1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection

July 17, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated the web-based portal for the reinstated collection of 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 data with several resources to assist employers. Specifically, the EEOC provided a series of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the new requirements and a More Info Page.  The More Info page provides additional resources such as a sample form, an instruction booklet, a user’s guide, a fact sheet, and reference documents.

AGC Welcomes New Members to AGC's Environmental Forum Steering Committee

July 11, 2019

AGC is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to serve on its Environmental Forum Steering Committee.  Members of the steering committee have direct access to federal regulatory officials, influence over AGC’s environmental agenda, and a means to exchange valuable information with one another and industry peers.

Construction Jobs Increase by 21,000 in June and 224,000 During the Past Year as the Sector's Unemployment Rate Decreased to 4.0 Percent

July 8, 2019

Construction employment increased by 21,000 jobs in June and by 224,000, or 3.2 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that firms continue to increase pay as they work to attract new hires from an ever-tighter labor market.

Construction Employment Increases in 249 Out of 358 Metro Areas from May 2018 to May 2019 as Labor Shortages Likely Held Back More Hiring

July 3, 2019

Construction employment grew in 249 out of 358 metro areas between May 2018 and May 2019, declined in 57 and was unchanged in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said firms in many parts of the country would likely have added more workers if it were not for an acute shortage of qualified workers.

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