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Monthly Archives: September 2016

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN THREE-FIFTHS OF NATION’S METRO AREAS BETWEEN AUGUST 2015 & 2016 AS INDUSTRY JOB OPENINGS HIT 10-YEAR HIGH

September 28, 2016

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo. and Boise, Idaho Top Growth List while Bloomington, Ill. and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas have Largest Declines amid Construction Labor Shortages

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 36 STATES FROM AUGUST 2015 TO 2016; ONLY 24 STATES ADD JOBS LAST MONTH AS FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND WORKERS

September 20, 2016

 California and Iowa Add Most Jobs for the Year, While Kansas Has Largest Declines; Michigan and Wyoming Top Monthly List of Gainers, New York and Alaska Have Largest Monthly Decreases

HOUSE PASSAGE OF PERKINS ACT LEGISLATION BRINGS MEASURES TO ADDRESS CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGES ONE STEP CLOSER TO ENACTMENT

September 14, 2016

Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century Includes Needed Reforms to Make it Easier for School Districts to Teach Construction Skills and Improves Certification Options

NEW “COMPOSITE” RETIREMENT PLAN CONCEPT WILL STRENGTHEN RETIRMENT BENEFITS FOR WORKERS BY MAKING MULTI-EMPLOYER PLANS SUSTAINABLE

September 9, 2016

New House Education and the Workforce Committee Composite Retirement Plan Concept Will Provoke Vital Debate on the Best Way to Protect Workers, Retirees and Employers

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in response to the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s newly released composite retirement plan concept:

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES BY 6,000 IN AUGUST AS MOST CONTRACTORS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO MEET DEMAND

September 2, 2016

Industry Officials Caution that Worker Shortages Could Undermine Sector’s Recovery and Stall Broader Economic Growth without Measures to Recruit and Train New Generation of Craft Workers for the Industry

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

September 1, 2016

Private-Sector Outlays Rise 1.0 Percent for the Month While Public Sector Investments in Infrastructure, Other Construction Fall 3.1 Percent as New Survey Finds Most Firms Having Hard Time Finding Craft Workers

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