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Monthly Archives: June 2018

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 263 METROS BETWEEN MAY 2017 & 2018; LACK OF TRAINED WORKERS THREATENS FURTHER JOB GAINS, ASSOCIATION WARNS

June 26, 2018

Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the supply of qualified workers is dwindling and urged members of Congress to support proposed legislation to reform, and increase funding for, the federal career and technical education program.

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL URGES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO REFORM THE NATION’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

June 21, 2018

Letter to House of Representatives Cites Flaws in H.R. 4760 and Appreciates Provisions in H.R. 6136 Could Help Move Debate Forward on Path to Enacting Needed Construction Workforce Immigration Reforms

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 42 STATES AND D.C. FROM MAY 2017 TO MAY 2018 WHILE 28 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR THE MONTH

June 15, 2018

California and West Virginia Have Biggest Annual Job Gains While New Jersey and North Dakota Lag; Ohio and North Dakota Have Largest Monthly Increases As New Jersey, California, Wyoming Trail

CONSTRUCTION COSTS SOAR IN MAY, OUTPACING CONTRACTORS’ PRICING; NEW TARIFFS THREATEN TO WORSEN COST SQUEEZE, LEAD TO PROJECT DELAYS

June 13, 2018

 Association Officials Say the Threat of New Tariffs Has Already Led to Dramatic Increases in the Cost of Many Construction Materials, Warn Prices Will Grow As the New Trade Restrictions Take Effect

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 25,000 JOBS IN MAY AND 286,000 FOR THE YEAR AS CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES BY 7.6 PERCENT BETWEEN APRIL 2017 & 2018

June 1, 2018

Measures to Reform Taxes, Reduce Regulatory Burdens and Increase Infrastructure Funding are Helping Construction Employers and Workers as Demand and Pay Continue to Expand, Association Officials Note

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