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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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This page offers media the most up–to–date information on hot industry topics including commentary and analysis on the latest trends in construction economics, the impact of legislative, regulatory and environmental issues on the construction industry, and the ways AGC is educating the industry on safety and health initiatives.

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11/4/2016 CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 11,000 EMPLOYEES IN OCTOBER AS SECTOR’S EMPLOYMENT IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE DECEMBER 2008 DESPITE DROP IN PUBLIC SPENDING
11/2/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS VARY WIDELY BY METRO BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2015 & 2016 AS WORKER SCARCITY, WEAK PUBLIC BUDGETS TRIM HIRING
11/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES DOWN IN SEPTEMBER AND IS UP MODESTLY FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF THE YEAR AMID PRIVATE-SECTOR GROWTH & PUBLIC-SECTOR DECLINES
10/21/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 TO 2016; ONLY 21 STATES AND D.C. ADD JOBS LAST MONTH AMID WORKER SHORTAGES
10/7/2016 CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 23,000 EMPLOYEES IN SEPTEMBER AS SECTOR’S EMPLOYMENT HITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE THE END OF 2008 AMID STRONG DEMAND
10/5/2016 BUSINESS, LABOR, TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL GROUPS CALL ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO INCLUDE LONG-TERM FUNDING MEASURES IN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS
10/3/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HOLDS STEADY IN AUGUST AND IS UP BY NEARLY 5 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THE YEAR AS DEMAND REMAINS "ROBUST"
9/28/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN THREE-FIFTHS OF NATION’S METRO AREAS BETWEEN AUGUST 2015 & 2016 AS INDUSTRY JOB OPENINGS HIT 10-YEAR HIGH
9/20/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 36 STATES FROM AUGUST 2015 TO 2016; ONLY 24 STATES ADD JOBS LAST MONTH AS FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND WORKERS
9/14/2016 HOUSE PASSAGE OF PERKINS ACT LEGISLATION BRINGS MEASURES TO ADDRESS CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGES ONE STEP CLOSER TO ENACTMENT

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