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Monthly Archives: May 2017

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 217 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN APRIL 2016 AND 2017 AMID STRONG PRIVATE-SECTOR DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION

May 31, 2017

Construction employment increased in 217 out of 358 metro areas between April 2016 and April 2017, declined in 89 and stagnated in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction firms in many parts of the country continue to expand headcount amid strong private-sector demand for their services.

CONSTRUCTION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY EFFORT AS 44 PERCENT OF ROAD CONTRACTORS REPORT HAVING CARS CRASH INTO THEIR PROJECTS

May 25, 2017

New National Advertising and Outreach Campaign to Urge Summer Travel Motorists to Stay Alert While Driving through Work Zones, Avoid the “Nightmare” of Killing Highway Workers, Drivers or Passengers

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FISCAL 2018 BUDGET PROVIDES AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP IN ADDRESSING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS, SETTING SPENDING PRIORITIES

May 23, 2017

Construction Official Urges Members of Congress and the Administration to Work Together to Adopt Right Mix of Public & Private Investments in Infrastructure and Identify Long-Term Spending Priorities

THIRTY-NINE STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN APRIL 2016 & 2017 BUT 27 STATES LOST JOBS BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL AMID WORKER SHORTAGES

May 19, 2017

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, yet more than half the states lost construction jobs between March and April amid tight labor market conditions, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said firms in many parts of the country are having a hard time finding qualified workers, which is likely holding back broader employment gains in some states.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 5,000 IN APRIL TO HIGHEST LEVEL IN NINE YEARS; BUT LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW JOBS BEING ADDED

May 5, 2017

Association Officials Note that Many Firms Report They Are Struggling to Find Qualified Workers to Hire, Urge Greater Investment in Career and Technical Education and Other Construction Prep Programs

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 224 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN MARCH 2016 AND 2017 AS NEW TAX PROPOSAL MAY BOOST FUTURE GROWTH

May 2, 2017

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Lewiston, Idaho-Wash. Have Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Pittsburgh, Pa. and Danville, Ill. Experience Biggest Declines During the Past Year

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HITS RECORD LEVELS FOR SECOND MONTH IN A ROW, IS UP BY 4.9 PERCENT FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR

May 1, 2017

Private-Sector Outlays Are Steady for the Month While Public Sector Investments in Infrastructure, Other Construction Slips 0.9 Percent As the Industry Awaits Details of President Trump’s New Infrastructure Plan

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