Monthly Archives: September 2019

ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORT TO USE HIGHWAY FUNDING AS A ‘CUDGEL’ AGAINST CALIFORNIA WILL UNDERMINE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS

September 25, 2019

Cutting Off Vital Infrastructure Funding Will Hurt Efforts to Improve California’s Infrastructure and Air Quality; Construction Association Urges Federal Officials to Give State a Grace Period

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS ITS FIRST-EVER LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD TO SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL

September 24, 2019

Associated General Contractors of America Selected the Kentucky Senator for His Work Overseeing Comprehensive Tax Reform, Eliminating Regulatory Barriers, Approving Pro-Employment Judges and Supporting Key Projects

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES AND D.C. FROM AUGUST 2018 TO AUGUST 2019, WHILE 29 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST

September 20, 2019

Texas and North Dakota Have Biggest Number and Percent Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana and Vermont Lag; Florida and Nevada Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Tennessee and Wyoming Have Worst Declines

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 14,000 IN AUGUST AND 177,000 IN 12 MONTHS; LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, ASSOCIATION SURVEY INDICATE WORKER SHORTAGE

September 6, 2019

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 9.7 Percent as Construction Firms Continue to Boost Pay and Benefits in Effort to Attract and Retain Qualified Hourly Craft Workers

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES HIGHER IN JULY BUT DECREASES YEAR-TO-DATE AS DECLINE IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING OFFSETS MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL INCREASES

September 3, 2019

Association Survey Finds Contractors Remain Eager to Hire but Report Continuing Difficulty in Filling Hourly Craft Positions; Officials Urge Increase in Career and Technical Education, Greater Immigration for Qualified Workers

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