Monthly Archives: March 2020

Sharp Jump In Owners Canceling Or Delaying Construction Projects Across The Country, New Survey Finds, Putting Many Jobs At Risk

March 27, 2020

After 42 States Added Jobs in February, Coronavirus is Taking a Swift and Severe Toll on the Industry, Prompting Association Officials to Call for Additional Measures to Help Workers and Firms Recover

Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill’s Tax And Lending Provisions Will Help Construction Firms, But Industry Needs Additional Measures

March 26, 2020

Construction Officials Say Measure Will Help Firms Cope with Immediate Cash Flow Crunch, But Industry Needs Compensation for Losses, New Infrastructure Investments and Pension Relief to Recover

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the Coronavirus relief measure that passed the Senate late last night:

Chester, Pennsylvania’s Smith Flooring, Inc. Wins Diverse Business Of The Year Award From National Construction Association

March 24, 2020

Associated General Contractors of America Also Recognizes Austin Commercial, Hensel Phelps, Central Builders, United Rentals and the AGC of Missouri for their Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Construction Business & Union Leaders Call On Government Officials To Include Construction As An Essential Service During Shutdowns

March 21, 2020

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, and the President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, Sean McGarvey, issued the following joint statement urging Government Officials to Exempt Construction Work from Regional, State and Local Work Shutdowns:

Pandemic Has Halted Or Delayed Projects For 28 Percent Of Contractors, Survey Finds; New Senate Relief Bill Will Provide Some Help For Industry

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus-caused Slowdown Contrasts with January Figures Showing a Majority of Metro Areas Added Construction Jobs; Officials Note New Infrastructure Funding and Paid Family Leave Fixes are Needed

Shutting Down Construction Projects Is An Unnecessary Step, Will Harm Economy & Undermine Recovery Efforts, Construction Officials Say

March 17, 2020

Construction Firms Are Already Taking Steps to Protect Employees, Most of Whom Already Wear Protective Equipment, While Halting Work Will Undermine Efforts to Add Hospital Capacity

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to steps being taken to put in place arbitrary halts to construction activity in certain parts of the country:

Construction Jobs Increase In 32 States In January From 1 And 12 Months Ago But Data Do Not Reflect Likely Impact Of Coronavirus On Industry

March 16, 2020

Texas and Utah Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana and West Virginia Lag; New York and New Hampshire Have Largest Monthly Gains, Washington Has Biggest Decreases

Trump Administration’s Final Apprenticeship Regulations Are A Wasted Opportunity For Addressing Construction Workforce Shortages

March 10, 2020

Instead of Excluding Construction from its Flawed New Apprenticeship System, Administration Should Have Made it Easier to Expand High-Quality Training Programs, Construction Officials Say

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release today of the Administration’s final regulations governing its Industry Regulated Apprenticeship Program:

Construction Employment Increases By 42,000 In February And 223,000 Over 12 Months As Industry’s Unemployment Rate Sets New Low For February

March 6, 2020

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 9.9 Percent as Construction Firms Continue to Boost Pay and Benefits in Effort to Attract and Retain Qualified Hourly Craft Workers

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