Monthly Archives: October 2019

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 244 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 2019 AS FIRMS HIRE DESPITE TIGHT LABOR MARKET

October 30, 2019

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Pocatello, Idaho Have Largest Gains; New York City and Longview, Texas Lag the Most as Industry Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Additional Workforce Funding

ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF TPS FOR SALVADORANS WILL PREVENT IMMEDIATE DISRUPTIONS TO MANY DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

October 28, 2019

Administration’s Decision to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans in the U.S. Will Avoid Damaging Loss of 37,000 Construction Workers, But Long-Term Uncertainty Remains a Problem

FORMER TOP CAPITOL HILL STAFFER WILL LEAD CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE ADVOCACY, SUPPORT ITS REGULATORY REFORM EFFORTS

October 24, 2019

Associated General Contractors of America hires Infrastructure-focused former House and Senate Staffer, Murphie Barrett, as its New Vice President of Congressional Relations for Infrastructure Advancement

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES AND D.C. FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 2019, WHILE 28 STATES ADDED CONSTRUCTION JOBS LAST MONTH

October 18, 2019

Texas and Nevada Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Has Largest Losses; Texas and Hawaii Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Virginia and North Dakota Have Worst Declines

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 7,000 IN SEPTEMBER AND 156,000 IN 12 MONTHS; HIRING SLOWDOWN LIKELY REFLECTS TIGHT LABOR MARKET, NOT SLUMP IN DEMAND

October 4, 2019

Industry’s Job Gains and Average Hourly Earnings Outpace Broader Economy as Association Survey Finds Contractors Expect to Keep Hiring; Officials Urge Boost to Career and Technical Education, Immigration

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 252 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM AUGUST 2018 TO AUGUST 2019 AS FIRMS HIRE AMID TIGHT LABOR CONDITIONS

October 2, 2019

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Largest Gains; Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C., Fairbanks, Alaska, and Longview, Texas Lag the Most as Industry Calls for New Workforce Funding

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCHES HIGHER IN AUGUST BUT DECLINES YEAR-TO-DATE AS INCREASE IN PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION CONTRASTS WITH MIXED PRIVATE RESULTS

October 1, 2019

Association Survey Finds Projects Take Longer than Anticipated as Contractors Cope with Staffing Challenges; Officials Urge Increased Investment in Career and Technical Education, Greater Immigration for Qualified Workers

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