Construction Employment Slips In 225 Metro Areas From January 2020 To January 2021 As Rampant Cancellations Augur Further Declines Ahead









Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Lake Charles, La. Have Worst 12-Month Employment Losses; Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Ariz. Top Ranks of Job Gainers

Rising Materials Prices And Supply Chain Disruptions Are Hurting Many Construction Firms Already Struggling To Cope With Pandemic Impacts

New Producer Price Index Data Confirms Association Survey Showing Most Construction Firms are Being Harmed by Skyrocketing Costs for Products Like Lumber while Shipping Problems Impact Project Schedules

House Votes In Favor Of Idling Workers, Stripping Their Privacy And Denying Them The Opportunity To Establish Their Own Businesses

Democrats’ Vote in Favor of the PRO Act Will Hurt Workers and Undermine the Economic Recovery, Top Construction Industry Official Says, Urges Senate to Reject Measure Before it Harms the Economy

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:

AGC Submits Second Set of Extensive Comments on PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire; Considers Next Legal Moves

Late last week, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) continued its campaign to persuade the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to change the way it decides whether to forgive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of over $2M.  The specific target of AGC’s campaign is a Loan Necessity Questionnaire that has greatly surprised and frustrated the borrowers of such loans, as they now seek forgiveness of them.      

AGC Celebrates Women in Construction Week

As construction continues to be an essential industry in helping our nation’s economic recovery, firms are fighting the growing workforce shortage and looking to recruit more women than ever before. Women are making an impact in the industry by bringing new skill sets, opinions, and experiences into the office and the field – and a diverse workforce leads to stronger companies. Yes, there are certainly challenges. But perceptions and cultures are changing.

Construction Spending Rises In January As Private Nonresidential Sector Stages Rare Gain, But Rising Materials Costs Make Further Losses Likely

Private Nonresidential Market Shrinks 10 Percent Since January 2020 with Declines in All 11 Segments; Growing Cancellations, Proposed Labor Law Change Threaten to Harm Employers and Workers Alike

New Immigration Bill Protects The Legal Status Of More Than 100,000 People In Dreamers And TPS Programs Who Work In Construction

Offering Undocumented Immigrants a Path to Legal Status Will Put an End to Unfair Competition and Labor Exploitation, But Bill Fails to Create a Construction Worker Visa Program, Has Other Flaws  

The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the introduction in Congress today of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021: