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Workforce Development

November 17, 2017

Forty-one states added construction jobs between October 2016 and October 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between September and October, continuing a pattern of widespread but uneven growth in industry employment, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.  The association’s chief economist suggested that recent job gains would have been more widespread if enough qualified workers were available.

October 31, 2017

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2016 and September 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between August and September as some state employment levels were impacted by recent hurricanes, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that construction employment in many parts of the country would have been higher if more qualified workers were available.

October 30, 2017

In order to ensure that the AGC Business Development Forum is fulfilling its mission to advise AGC members of new market opportunities, follow and report on trends in the construction market, and advise members on the techniques and tools of BD, the Steering Committee has developed a brief electronic survey.

To submit your suggestions and ideas, please click on the following link or copy and paste this link into your browser’s address field:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBVZTKX.

October 30, 2017

The Steering Committee is an active group-meeting 8-10 times a year via teleconference and in-person twice a year in conjunction with other AGC events. The current objectives of the Business Development Forum Steering Committee over the next few years are to:

Write and share BD Best Practices Develop WebEd Content for Membership Engage the Forum Activate Member Sharing
October 30, 2017

The Steering Committee is an active group-meeting 8-10 times a year via teleconference and in-person twice a year in conjunction with other AGC events. The current objectives of the Business Development Forum Steering Committee over the next few years are to:

Write and share BD Best Practices Develop WebEd Content for Membership Engage the Forum Activate Member Sharing
October 30, 2017

The Business Development Best Practices are an ongoing effort by the AGC Business Development Forum Steering Committee to bring more BD resources and best practices to the AGC membership. Written and developed by industry experts in Business Development, these best practices cover a wide range of topics, from relationship building and sales to marketing and proposals.

This month, the Business Development Forum Steering Committee highlights:

Companies spend significant resources on online marketing only to be left wondering why it’s not working. It’s not surprising. Gaining traction through content alone is not easy—especially if you want to do more than build awareness.  In her article, “First Contact: Using Incentives and Automation to Spur Web Visitors to Action”, Ida Cheinman, Substance151, walks you through her strategy to nurture your website visitors so that they are ready to be engaged prospects.
October 30, 2017

AGC’s 2017 BuildCon brings together leaders, owners and peers of the industry to share, learn and discuss vital business topics so you can compete and excel in today’s market.  This year's programming focuses on lean practices and prefabrication and looking at implementation from multiple perspectives.

Session highlight:

The Practical Applications of Lean:

Find out how lean principles were applied to planning and building a 930,000 square foot, $1.2Billion, hospital in the heart of San Francisco, CA. Learn how the use of On-Boarding Videos, Big-Room collaboration, Team Building, pre-fabbed duct assemblies, modular plumbing kits, pre-manufactured porta-potties and many other innovative ideas uncommon to traditional construction made for a safer, under-budget and cutting-edge project.

October 20, 2017

California & Oregon Have Biggest Job Gains for the Year, Iowa and Missouri Have Largest Declines; Monthly Changes Reflect Hurricane Impacts, as Texas Adds the Most Jobs but Florida Has Huge Loss

October 6, 2017

Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said construction employment gains would have been higher if more high school students were exposed to construction as a possible career option.

September 28, 2017

Construction employment increased in 274 out of 358 metro areas between August 2016 and August 2017, declined in 52 and stagnated in 32, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the construction job gains come even as 70 percent of responding firms reported having a hard time finding qualified craft workers to hire.

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