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Monthly Archives: August 2017

SEVENTY-PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AMID GROWING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND, NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS

August 29, 2017

Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms are changing the way they operate, recruit and compensate, but cautioned that chronic labor shortages could have significant economic impacts absent greater investments in career and technical education.

THIRTY-SIX STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JULY 2016 & 2017 BUT ONLY HALF OF THE STATES ADDED JOBS BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY

August 17, 2017

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July 2016 and July 2017, yet only half the states added construction jobs between June and July amid declining public-sector investments in infrastructure and other construction projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said firms in parts of the country that build infrastructure projects are seeing less demand for their services amid overall declines in public-sector spending.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 6,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 191,000 OVER 12 MONTHS; ANNUAL GROWTH RATE IS NEARLY DOUBLE THE HIRING PACE IN OVERALL ECONOMY

August 4, 2017

Contractors Struggle to Fill Jobs Despite Hourly Earnings 10 Percent Higher than Private-Sector Average; Association Officials Urge Local, State and Federal Leaders to Offer More Construction-Focused Programs

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 264 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2016 AND 2017 AS WESTERN METRO AREAS FARE BETTER THAN OTHER LOCALES

August 2, 2017

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Bloomington, Ill. Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Grand Forks, N.D.-Minn. Have Biggest Annual Declines

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DECREASES FROM MAY TO JUNE AS PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATION TUMBLE; PRIVATE OUTLAY GROWTH SLOWS

August 1, 2017

Association Officials Urge Congress and the Trump Administration to Act on New Measures to Fund and Finance Needed Improvements to the Nation’s Aging Infrastructure to Avoid Future Public Works Failures

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