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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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Monthly Archives: August 2018

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP PROVIDES OVER $100,000 TO PUERTO RICO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO HELP COVER DAMAGES FROM HURRICANE MARIA

August 24, 2018

The AGC Charities Inc, the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. The checks, which amount to $1,550 per construction workers, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm.

EIGHTY PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS REPORT DIFFICULTY FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR MEASURES TO REBUILD WORKFORCE

August 29, 2018

Three out of Four Metros Added Construction Jobs in Past Year, But Nationwide Shortage of Skilled Workers Has Raised the Cost of Construction and Delayed Project Schedules, Putting Broader Economic Growth at Risk

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 45 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2017 TO JULY 2018 WHILE 29 STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR THE MONTH

August 17, 2018

Texas and Nevada Have Biggest Annual Job Increases While New Jersey and South Carolina Trail; Texas, New Hampshire and New Mexico Have Largest Monthly Gains as Mississippi and Utah Lag

CONSTRUCTION INPUT COSTS ARE MIXED IN JULY BUT PRESSURE INTENSIFIES ON CONTRACTORS AS YEAR-OVER-YEAR INCREASES OUTSTRIP BID PRICES

August 9, 2018

Fuel, Metals and Wood Product Prices Post Double-Digit Annual Increases Despite Pause in July; Association Officials Warn That Additional Tariffs Are Likely to Add to Squeeze on Contractors  

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT REACHES 10-YEAR HIGH AS INDUSTRY ADDS 19,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 303,000 FOR THE YEAR; INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT SETS RECORD LOW

August 3, 2018

Construction Officials Say Firms Would Likely Have Added More Workers if they Could Find Them, Urge Education Officials to Do More to Encourage Students to Consider High-Paying Construction Careers

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RETREATS IN JUNE FROM RECORD HIGH IN MAY BUT SHOWS CONTINUED STRENGTH ACROSS MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT CATEGORIES

August 1, 2018

Latest Spending Figures Show Benefits of Recent Tax and Regulatory Reform Measures, But Construction Officials Caution that Labor Shortages and Trade Tariffs Could Weigh on Future Growth in Demand

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