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Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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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
9/9/2016 NEW “COMPOSITE” RETIREMENT PLAN CONCEPT WILL STRENGTHEN RETIRMENT BENEFITS FOR WORKERS BY MAKING MULTI-EMPLOYER PLANS SUSTAINABLE
9/2/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES BY 6,000 IN AUGUST AS MOST CONTRACTORS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO MEET DEMAND
9/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REMAINS STEADY IN JULY AND IS UP BY 5.6 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THE YEAR AMID GROWING LABOR SHORTAGES
8/31/2016 TWO-THIRDS OF CONTRACTORS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AMID GROWING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND, NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS
8/24/2016 NEW FEDERAL “FAIR PLAY” RULE WILL SUBJECT FIRMS TO UNFAIR AND ARBITRARY PUNISHMENT, SCARE AWAY FEDERAL CONTRACTORS, ESPECIALLY SMALLER ONES
8/19/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 39 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OVER LATEST 12 MONTHS; YET ONLY 23 STATES AND D.C. ADD JOBS FROM JUNE TO JULY
8/2/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 228 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2015 AND 2016 AS FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND QUALIFIED WORKERS TO HIRE
8/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DECLINES IN JUNE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH, BUT RESULTS FOR FIRST HALF OF 2016 OUTPACE JANUARY-JUNE 2015 TOTALS

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