Monthly Archives: July 2019

BIPARTISAN SENATE MEASURE WILL HELP IMPROVE NATION’S AGING ROAD AND BRIDGE NETWORK, MODERNIZE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

July 29, 2019

Construction Official Urges Senate and House Officials to Build on the Work of Senators Barrasso and Carper by Passing a Bipartisan, Bi-cameral Highway and Transit Bill as Soon as Possible

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in support of the newly introduced, bipartisan Senate surface transportation legislation, the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act:

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 253 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM JUNE 2018 TO JUNE 2019 AS LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY HELD BACK MORE HIRING

July 31, 2019

 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Largest Gains While Baton Rouge, La. and Atlantic City-Hammonton, N.J. Have Biggest Losses as Association Calls for Measures to Recruit Workers

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 42 STATES FROM JUNE 2018 TO JUNE 2019, WHILE 30 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE

July 19, 2019

California and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Lags; California and Wyoming Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Nevada Has Worst Declines

CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 21,000 IN JUNE AND 224,000 DURING THE PAST YEAR AS THE SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASED TO 4.0 PERCENT

July 8, 2019

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 10.1 Percent as Construction Employers Cope with Tight Labor Market; Association Officials Call for New Career Training Funding

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 249 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM MAY 2018 TO MAY 2019 AS LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY HELD BACK MORE HIRING

July 3, 2019

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. and Monroe, Mich. Have Largest Gains for the Year While Baton Rouge, La. and Danville, Ill. Have Biggest Losses as Officials Call for Immigration Reform, CTE Funding

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