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Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association... Read More
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council on November 12 issued a final rule on its "Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements." The rulemaking becomes effective on December 12, 2008.
The rule amends the FAR to amplify the requirements for a contractor code... Read More
AGC has learned that the final rulemaking requiring Federal contractors and subcontractors to use the E-Verify system administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as the means of verifying that certain of their employees are eligible to work in the... Read More
Voters on Election Day approved a huge schedule of state and local bond and tax issues in support of infrastructure spending for schools, colleges, other public buildings and highways. The Bond Buyer estimated that successful bond issues alone totaled $54 billion, the second-highest total after... Read More
The Senate will return next week in a lame duck session to address several legislative proposals, potentially including economic stimulus legislation. In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has expressed the desire to go back into session to address stimulus legislation but she has not yet... Read More
Our Congressional supporters advocating for inclusion of infrastructure funding in the economic stimulus legislation have asked AGC for information about current conditions in the construction industry as well as the positive impact that would result from increased infrastructure funding. Please... Read More
AGC of America is excited to announce the 2009 Highway & Utilities Contractors Issues Meeting, to be held February 5 -7, 2009 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California. This meeting is the premier gathering place for contractors and related businesses involved in every aspect... Read More
Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell by 240,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.1% to 6.5%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Worse, 179,000 more jobs vanished in August and September than was estimated last month. In the past year, payroll employment... Read More
Construction Jobless Rate Soars; States Could Quickly Put Many Back to Work, Economist Simonson States
Washington, D.C.-"Today's unemployment report-grim reading on all counts-is especially bad for construction and shows the urgency of enacting infrastructure spending as part of a stimulus bill,"... Read More
Thanks to the hard work and persistence of AGC of America, our network of members, and Chapter partners, Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure is being viewed nationwide.
AGC of America provided $100,000 to Penn State Public Broadcasting for the development of Liquid Assets and co-... Read More
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on November 5 urged enactment of the $61 billion economic recovery package the House passed in September, which would have provided $30 billion in supplemental appropriations for many federal construction programs, when Congress reconvenes the week of November... Read More
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.