Monthly Archives: April 2020

Construction Employment Declines In 99 Metro Areas In March From 2019 As Industry Officials Call For New State & Federal Funding To Add Jobs

April 28, 2020

Laredo, Texas and Lake Charles, La. Have Largest Construction Job Losses While Lewiston, Idaho-Wash. And Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas Add the Most Jobs; Association Survey Indicates Losses will Spread

Paycheck Protection Program Is Allowing Construction Firms To Add And Retain Employees Despite Declining Demand, New Survey Finds

April 24, 2020

Nearly Half of Firms Have Received Loans, But Growing Number of Project Cancellations, Delays and Delivery Problems Imperil Industry; Association Leaders Call for Immediate Infrastructure Funding

AGC Education & Research Foundation Recognizes Educator And Student For Their Excellence In The Field Of Construction

April 22, 2020

Construction Foundation Names Missouri University of Science and Technology Professor as Outstanding Educator of the Year, and Clemson University Student Corban Williams as James L. Allhands Student Essay Winner

Additional $310 Billion In Funding For Paycheck Protection Program Loans Will Help Support Thousands Of Essential Construction Jobs

April 21, 2020

Construction Officials Urge Congress to Quickly Pass New Coronavirus Relief Measure and Start Work on Broader Recovery Measures, Including New Infrastructure Funding and Pension Relief

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to proposed legislation that will provide an additional $310 billion in funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans to help small businesses retain jobs:

Construction Employment Declines In 20 States And D.C. In March, In Line With Industry Survey Showing Growing Job Losses For The Sector

April 17, 2020

New Monthly Job Loss Data Foreshadows More Layoffs Amid Project Cancellations and State Cutbacks in Road Projects as Association Calls for More Small Business Relief and Immediate Aid for Highway Funding

Forty Percent Of Construction Firms Report Layoffs Amid Widespread Project Cancellations As Economic Impact Of Coronavirus Grows

April 10, 2020

Survey of Construction Firms by the Associated General Contractors of America Finds More Than Half of Firms Have Had Projects Halted as 74 Percent Seek New Paycheck Protection Loans to Retain Staff

Hundreds Of Construction Firms Across The Country Hold Coronavirus Safety Stand Downs To Protect Workers And The Public

April 9, 2020

Associated General Contractors of America Organized the Nationwide Safety Stand Down to Make Sure Firms and Workers Know, and Follow, All Coronavirus-Related Safety Procedures and Practices

Construction Layoffs Spread Rapidly As Coronavirus Shuts Down Projects, In Contrast To Job Gains Through February In Most Metros

April 8, 2020

Association Officials Urge Quick Enactment of Infrastructure Investment, Relief for Hard-Hit Firms and Pensions in Order to Save Jobs in Construction and Supplier Industries

New Trump Administration Guidance Now Allows Firms With 500 Or Fewer Employees To Qualify For Paycheck Protection Program Loans

April 7, 2020

Associated General Contractors of America Secures Fix to Loan Qualifications After Alerting Administration Officials to Small Business Administration Language that Excluded Many Firms

New Small Business Administration Loan Guidance Appears To Exclude Many Construction Firms That Employ 500 or Fewer People

April 5, 2020

Construction Officials Urge Agency to Make Clear that Firms that Employ 500 or Fewer People to Qualify for Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Regardless of Revenue

Twenty-seven Percent Of Construction Firms Report Layoffs Since The Coronavirus As New Jobs Report Offers Early Snapshot Of The Losses

April 3, 2020

Association Survey Conducted This Week Suggests Industry’s Job Losses are Spreading Rapidly; Officials Call for Additional Federal Measures to Help Avoid Further Layoffs and Economic Pain

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