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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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9/27/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 287 METROS BETWEEN AUGUST 2017 & 2018 BUT 80 PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS REPORT DIFFICULTY FILLING SOME POSITIONS
9/21/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 45 STATES AND D.C. FROM AUGUST 2017 TO AUGUST 2018 WHILE 33 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR THE MONTH
9/12/2018 CONSTRUCTION INPUT COSTS RISE 6.2 PERCENT THROUGH AUGUST, ADDING TO PRESSURE FROM LABOR SHORTAGES AND OUTPACING CONTRACTORS’ BID PRICES
9/7/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 23,000 JOBS IN AUGUST AND 297,000 FOR THE YEAR EVEN AS LABOR SHORTAGES PREVENT FIRMS FROM HIRING MORE WORKERS
9/4/2018 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EXTENDS YEAR-TO-DATE GAINS IN JULY IN MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEGMENTS EVEN AS CONTRACTORS STRUGGLE TO FIND CRAFT WORKERS
8/29/2018 EIGHTY PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS REPORT DIFFICULTY FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR MEASURES TO REBUILD WORKFORCE
8/24/2018 NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP PROVIDES OVER $100,000 TO PUERTO RICO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO HELP COVER DAMAGES FROM HURRICANE MARIA
8/17/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 45 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2017 TO JULY 2018 WHILE 29 STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR THE MONTH
8/9/2018 CONSTRUCTION INPUT COSTS ARE MIXED IN JULY BUT PRESSURE INTENSIFIES ON CONTRACTORS AS YEAR-OVER-YEAR INCREASES OUTSTRIP BID PRICES
8/3/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT REACHES 10-YEAR HIGH AS INDUSTRY ADDS 19,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 303,000 FOR THE YEAR; INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT SETS RECORD LOW

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