Monthly Archives: March 2019

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 37 STATES BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2018 AND 2019; ONLY 16 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN PAST MONTH AMID EXTREME WINTER WEATHER

March 22, 2019

Texas and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains as Louisiana and Maine Trail; Georgia and Alaska Have Largest One-Month Gains, While Illinois, Delaware and Minnesota Experience Worst Losses

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 275 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2019; 39 AREAS EXPERIENCE CONSTRUCTION JOB LOSSES

March 15, 2019

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale and Chico, Calif. Have Largest Gains While San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. and Danville, Ill. Have Biggest Losses; Association Calls for Expanded Career Training Programs

CONGRESS SHOULD QUICKLY PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO SET 15-YEAR TIMELINE FOR DEPRECIATING IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

March 14, 2019

Error in 2017 Legislation Set Timeline at 39 Years, Forcing Many Property Owners to Delay or Reconsider Planned Improvements and Putting Future Demand for Construction At Risk

PROPOSAL TO CREATE NEW TEMPORARY WORKER VISA SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER INDUSTRIES WILL BOOST ECONOMY, CUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

March 13, 2019

Construction Official Urges Congress to Act on Proposed New Legislation Introduced by Congressmen Francis Rooney & Lloyd Smucker that Will Establish First-Ever Temporary Visa Program for Construction

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES IN JANUARY AS SURGE IN MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS OUTWEIGHS WEAKNESS IN HOMEBUILDING

March 13, 2019

Association Officials Caution that Proposed Federal Infrastructure Funding Cuts Could Affect Future Growth in Demand for Construction Amid Reports of Falling Sector Employment in February

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SLIPS IN DECEMBER BUT YEARLY TOTALS INCREASE MODERATELY IN MOST SEGMENTS; CONTRACTORS REPORT OPTIMISM FOR 2019

March 4, 2019

Government Data on Construction Spending, Association Survey Show Increases across Project Types; Officials Urge More Funding for Training and Education, Immigration Reform to Keep Work on Track

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 44 STATES FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2019; 33 STATES ADD JOBS IN LATEST MONTH AS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR INVESTMENT IN TRAINING

March 11, 2019

California and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains as South Carolina, Vermont Lag; North Carolina and West Virginia Have Largest One-Month Gains, While Texas, Rhode Island and Oklahoma Trail

CONSTRUCTION JOBS DECLINE BY 31,000 IN FEBRUARY BUT INDUSTRY MAINTAINS HIGH RATES OF YEAR-OVER-YEAR EMPLOYMENT AND WAGE GROWTH

March 8, 2019

Large Job Gain in January, Association Survey Show Ongoing Demand But Workers are Hard to Find; Officials Call for More Funds for Training and Education, Immigration Reform to Keep Work on Track

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