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Monthly Archives: September 2017

UNIFIED TAX REFORM FRAMEWORK WILL LOWER COST OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND ALLOW FIRMS TO FOCUS MORE ON BUSINESS

September 29, 2017

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr released the following statement in reaction to the Unified Framework released today by congressional leaders and the Trump administration: 

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 274 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN AUGUST 2016 AND 2017 AS FIRMS WORK TO COPE WITH GROWING LABOR SHORTAGES

September 28, 2017

Construction employment increased in 274 out of 358 metro areas between August 2016 and August 2017, declined in 52 and stagnated in 32, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the construction job gains come even as 70 percent of responding firms reported having a hard time finding qualified craft workers to hire.

PROPOSAL TO PREEMPT NEW YORK’S NOTORIOUS SCAFFOLD LAW OFFERS GOOD START TO IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN THE EMPIRE STATE

September 19, 2017

Construction Official Says Congressman Faso’s Bill Will Also Lower Costs of Federally-Funded Projects in New York By Preempting State’s Unique and Dated Absolute Liability Standard

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to Congressman John Faso’s introduction of legislation to preempt New York state’s so-called Scaffold Law on federally funded projects:

THIRTY-FOUR STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN AUGUST 2016 AND AUGUST 2017 WHILE 30 STATES ADD JOBS BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST

September 15, 2017

California & Rhode Island Add Most Jobs for the Year; Iowa Has Largest Percent and Total Drop; Maryland & Rhode Island Top Monthly List; South Carolina & Arkansas Have Biggest Monthly Drops

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 28,000 JOBS IN AUGUST AFTER SPENDING DROP IN JULY, BUT CONTRACTORS CITE WIDESPREAD DIFFICULTY FINDING EXPERIENCED WORKERS

September 1, 2017

Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August, following a dip in hiring and spending in July, but contractors face a lack of experienced workers, according to an analysis of new government data and a new workforce survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said construction job growth would have been even higher but a majority of firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers.

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