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Monthly Archives: May 2019

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 250 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM APRIL 2018 TO APRIL 2019 AS DEMAND FOR WORK OUTPACES SUPPLY OF WORKERS

May 30, 2019

Construction employment grew in 250 out of 358 metro areas between April 2018 and April 2019, declined in 53 and was unchanged in 55, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said construction employment in many parts of the country likely would have been higher if firms could find more qualified workers to hire.

SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF NATION’S ROAD CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCED VEHICLE CRASHES AT WORK SITES, PUTTING MOTORISTS’ AND WORKERS’ LIVES AT RISK

May 23, 2019

Associated General Contractors of America Launches Radio and Media Campaign to Urge Summer Travel Motorists to Slow Down and Be Alert amid Growing Concerns with Highway Work Zone Crashes and Fatalities

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 43 STATES BETWEEN APRIL 2018 AND APRIL 2019 WHILE 32 STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM MARCH TO APRIL

May 17, 2019

Texas and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains as Louisiana and Vermont Lag; Illinois and Iowa Have Largest One-Month Gains, While Wisconsin and West Virginia Experience Worst Losses

PRESIDENT’S NEW IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL OPENS THE DOOR TO EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF CRAFT WORKERS WHO CAN LEGALLY ENTER THE COUNTRY

May 16, 2019

Immigration Reform Proposal Could Help Address Significant Workforce Shortages Affecting the Construction Industry, Continues Discussion on Ways to Address Broader Immigration Challenges

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in response to the release of the President’s new proposal to allow more immigrations into the country based on merit:

CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 33,000 IN APRIL AND 256,000 OVER 12 MONTHS AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 4.7 PERCENT, LOWEST EVER FOR APRIL

May 3, 2019

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 10 Percent but Association Survey Shows Workers are Hard to Find; Officials Urge Expanding Career and Technical Education to Boost Supply

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 218 METROS FROM MARCH 2018 TO MARCH 2019 AS NONRESIDENTIAL, MULTIFAMILY SPENDING GROW DESPITE DECLINE IN HOMEBUILDING

May 1, 2019

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. and Monroe, Mich. Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains While Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights and Danville, Ill. Lag; Lack of Workers Keeps Some Metros from Adding Jobs

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