Monthly Archives: October 2020

More Contractors Report Canceled Projects Than Starts, Survey Finds; Construction Employment Declined in Most Metros in Latest 12 Months

October 28, 2020

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 12-Month Losses, While Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Walla Walla, Wash. Lead in Construction Job Increases

More Contractors Report Canceled Projects Than Starts, Survey Finds; Construction Employment Declined in Most Metros in Latest 12 Months

October 28, 2020

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 12-Month Losses, While Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Walla Walla, Wash. Lead in Construction Job Increases

BD Forum Member Highlight: Tonya Jackson

October 26, 2020

Tonya Jackson has over 25 years of experience in the areas of business development, marketing, and sales.

AGC Calls for National Vaccine Distribution Plan

October 22, 2020

Avoid Needless Shutdown of and Confusion within Construction Industry

COVID-Relief Agreement Appears Closer

October 22, 2020

Details, Timing and Prospects for Enactment Unclear

Open Shop Wages Anticipated to Increase 2.64%

October 22, 2020

According to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc., Open Shop contractors anticipate skilled craft hourly wage increases of 2.64% in 2020 (2.91% excluding zeros). Actual increases for 2019 were 3.25% (including zeros) and 3.26% (excluding zeros).  These increases are across the board for all craft, contractor types, sizes, and regions of the country.  WorldatWork reports 2020 actual construction increases at 3.1% for Non-exempt Hourly Non-union positions.  Historically, our projected numbers are slightly lower than the actual year end figure, but in this year of COVID-19, that most likely won’t be the case.

OFCCP Releases Updated Employment Referral Resource Directory

October 22, 2020

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has revamped the Employment Referral Resource Directory (ERRD). The ERRD lists government and nonprofit organizations as references to assist federal contractors' hiring of qualified applicants. ERRD was developed as a compliance assistance tool to help federal contractors identify local job referral services for veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minority groups. OFCCP hopes these updates will allow federal contractors to navigate the directory more easily to meet their compliance obligations.

Mental Health and the Pandemic Take Virtual Center Stage at AGC's HR & Training Conference

October 22, 2020

AGC’s 2020 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference wrapped up Oct. 8 after five days of education, sharing of best practices and networking virtually.  The conference continues to be a must-attend event for human resources and training professionals in the construction industry.

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