Monthly Archives: June 2019

CONTRACTORS NEED NOT APPLY: ADMINISTRATION’S NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROPOSAL FAILS TO ADDRESS GROWING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SKILLS SHORTAGE

June 24, 2019

Construction Official Says Administration Missed an Opportunity to Fill Thousands of High-Paying Construction Career Opportunity by Excluding Construction From New Apprenticeship Program

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 Department of Labor new proposal on apprenticeship expansion, and the decision to exclude the construction industry from the Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program:

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES AND D.C. BETWEEN MAY 2018 AND MAY 2019, WHILE 31 STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM APRIL TO MAY

June 21, 2019

Texas and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains as Louisiana Has Worst Losses; California and North Dakota Experience Largest One-Month Gains, While New York and West Virginia Lag

CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 4,000 IN MAY AND 215,000 OVER 12 MONTHS AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO RECORD-SETTING LOW OF 3.2 PERCENT

June 7, 2019

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 10 Percent; Association Officials Call for Doubling Career and Technical Education Funding, Immigration Relief to Attract Needed Workers

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL URGES SENATORS TO PASS MEASURE TO PROTECT LEGAL STATUS OF OVER 100,000 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, FIX IMMIGRATION

June 4, 2019

Construction Association Head Says Senate Must Pass Immigration Measure that Avoids Significant Disruptions to Construction Projects in Regions with Big TPS & Dreamer Populations 

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DIVERGES IN APRIL AS PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT SURGES, PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS SLIP AND SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING STALLS

June 3, 2019

Results for First Four Months of 2019 Combined Show Ongoing Strength Aside from Single-Family Market; Association Officials Urge End to Tariffs That Pose Threat to Construction Costs and Demand

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