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Monthly Archives: March 2018

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 61,000 JOBS IN FEBRUARY AND 254,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3.3 PERCENT AS SECTOR STRIVES TO DRAW IN NEW WORKERS

March 9, 2018

New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Likely to Undermine Future Job Gains in the Construction Sector as Firms Will be Forced to Pay More for Key Materials and Trade War Dampens Demand for New Construction

ROSENDIN ELECTRIC, INC. OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN 2017 BY NATIONAL CONTRACTORS GROUP

March 27, 2018

Rosendin Electric Wins Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Grand Prize as 57 Other Companies Win Awards for Quality Construction Safety Programs

 

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES AND D.C. FROM FEBRUARY 2017 TO FEBRUARY 2018; INDUSTRY ADDS JOBS IN 38 STATES SINCE JANUARY

March 23, 2018

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between February 2017 and February 2018, while 38 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials praised the latest Congressional spending bill for funding career and technical education to help young workers get into the industry.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY HAS NATION’S MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT CONSTRUCTION CHAPTER OF 2017, ACCORDING TO NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION

March 8, 2018

Iowa State University has the nation’s most outstanding student construction chapter of 2017, the Associated General Contractors of America announced during its annual convention in New Orleans. The association also announced that California State University, Chico and Boise State University were the second and third place winners, respectively, of its 2017 Outstanding Student Chapter contest.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 248 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JANUARY 2017 & 2018 AS NEW METALS TARIFFS THREATEN FUTURE SECTOR JOB GAINS

March 16, 2018

Construction employment increased in 248 out of 358 metro areas between January 2017 and January 2018, declined in 68 and stagnated in 42, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that future construction job gains could be undermined, however, as new tariffs force contractors to pay more for steel and aluminum products and dampen demand for new construction.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES AND D.C. FROM JANUARY 2017 TO JANUARY 2018; JOBS INCREASE IN 31 STATES AND D.C. SINCE DECEMBER

March 12, 2018

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2017 and January 2018, while 32 states and D.C. added construction jobs between December and January, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.  Association officials cautioned, however, that newly-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum products are likely to undermine future job growth in the sector.

NEW STEEL & ALUMINUM TARIFFS WILL HURT CONSTRUCTION FIRMS BY RAISING MATERIALS COSTS WHILE POTENTIAL TRADE WAR WILL DAMPEN DEMAND

March 8, 2018

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that he will impose new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products:

SAN FRANCISCO’S YERBA BUENA ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION WINS FIRST-EVER DIVERSE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD BY NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION

March 6, 2018

Associated General Contractors of America Also Recognizes Austin Commercial, Bjork Construction, Massachusetts Port Authority and the San Antonio Chapter of AGC for their Diversity & Inclusion Programs

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING IN JANUARY MATCHES DECEMBER, RISES FROM A YEAR AGO; HARMFUL ACTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE PUT FURTHER INCREASES AT RISK

March 1, 2018

Association Officials Warn Policy Makers That Additional Steel and Aluminum Tariffs or Import Restrictions Would Jeopardize Much-Needed Infrastructure Investments and Private Construction Projects

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