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October 4, 2019
Industry’s Job Gains and Average Hourly Earnings Outpace Broader Economy as Association Survey Finds Contractors Expect to Keep Hiring; Officials Urge Boost to Career and Technical Education, Immigration Construction employment increased by 7,000 jobs in September and by 156,000, or 2.1 percent,... Read More

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September 24, 2008
Major changes are about to take place at HQ USACE in the coming weeks. Earlier this year, MG Don Riley was promoted to Deputy Commanding General, leaving a vacancy in the Civil Works Directorate. LTG Robert Van Antwerp, Commander and Chief of Engineers recently announced two significant leadership... Read More
September 24, 2008
On September 22, 2008, the Department of Labor (DOL) awarded AGC with the prestigious Susan Harwood Grant Training program for the seventh year in a row. The  Susan Harwood Training Grant is offered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within DOL.  The grant is awarded on a... Read More
September 24, 2008
On September 16, 2008, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX.) Chairwoman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, and Ranking Member Rep.  John Boozman (R-AR.) sent a letter to all four hundred and thirty five members of the U.S. House of... Read More
September 22, 2008
The upheaval in credit markets has cut off the flow of funds to some developers, and a few contractors have stopped work on jobs, according to scattered reports. "In the short term, businesses in partnership with Lehman Brothers Holdings and American International Group, which had over $50 billion... Read More
September 19, 2008
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2008 Network with fellow AGC contractors and chapter staff in St. Louis October 14-16, 2008 as they discuss the hottest topics in education, training and workforce development for the construction industry. The conference will feature over 20 sessions on subjects... Read More
September 19, 2008
The 2008 Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Working Weekend will take place October 31 - November 1 in Boston, MA. The agenda includes professional development programs, tours, networking events, and the exchange of ideas on issues facing construction professionals. Several sessions will offer... Read More
September 18, 2008
Taking the final step necessary to ensure that the payment of federal-aid highway funds to states will continue uninterrupted, President Bush on Monday signed H.R. 6532 into law. The legislation transfers $8 billion from the U.S. Treasury's general fund to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Congress... Read More
September 18, 2008
The Senate this week is poised to pass three-part legislation to keep the existing tax rate for most Americans, provide some disaster relief and stimulate the production of energy in the United States.  The alternative minimum tax “patch” is the highest priority, as it would stop a tax increase on... Read More
September 18, 2008
Earlier this week the House passed a Democratic energy plan that would allow some offshore drilling, but with restrictions.  Passed along party lines, the bill would open up areas for oil shale development in Western States and drilling from 50 to 100 miles offshore if a state votes to agree to the... Read More
September 18, 2008
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday approved several measures awaiting committee consideration, including three bills to authorize funding for water infrastructure, bridge rehabilitation and dam repair.  The Water Infrastructure Financing Act would authorize appropriations... Read More

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