Monthly Archives: June 2020

329 Metro Areas Added Construction Jobs In May As New Survey Results Highlight Dangers Many Workers Will Face In Highway Work Zones

June 30, 2020

New Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS Catalogs Work Zone Risks for Motorists and Workers as Construction Activity Increases Amid Growing Number of Road Trip Vacationers

New House Infrastructure Package Will Provide Needed Investments in Aging Infrastructure, Support Economic Recovery and Create Jobs

June 22, 2020

The Moving Forward Act’s Proposed $1.5 Trillion in New Investments Will Improve Range of Public Infrastructure, Creating Needed Demand for Construction While Making the Economy More Efficient

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 a proposed House measure, known as The Moving Forward Act, that seeks to invest $1.5 trillion in infrastructure:

Construction Employment Rises From April To May In 45 States, Slips In 5; Association Survey Finds Job Losses May Widen Without Federal Funding

June 19, 2020

Rebound from April Job Losses Reflects One-Shot Help from Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Easing of Stay-at-Home Orders, But Cancellations and State and Local Deficits Imply Further Cuts Ahead

New Data Shows Construction Activity Returning To Pre-Coronavirus Levels In Many Parts Of The Country As Some Firms Begin To Add Workers

June 18, 2020

Association Survey and Data Collected by Procore Measure Impacts of the Pandemic, Showing Signs of a Construction Recovery, but Labor Shortages and Project Cancellations Show Industry Needs Federal Help

Construction Jobs Rise By 464,000 Jobs But Remain 596,000 Below Recent Peak; Association Calls For Infrastructure Funds To Stem Losses, Aid Economy

June 5, 2020

Gains in May Reflect Temporary Support from Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Easing of Construction Restrictions, But Hobbled Economy and Tight State and Local Budgets Risk Future Job Losses

Passage Of Paycheck Protection Program Improvements Will Save Many Construction Jobs And Protect Construction Employers

June 4, 2020

With Needed Improvements to the Vital Survival Program Complete, Construction Official Urges Congress and the President to Act Quickly on Measures to Rebuild the Economy and Restore Jobs

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020:

Construction Employment Declines In 326 Out Of 358 Metro Areas In April; Association Says New Transportation Proposal Could Help Restore Jobs

June 3, 2020

New York City Has Largest Job Loss, Montgomery-Bucks-Chester County, Pa. Has Worst Percentage Loss As Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Rampart Decreases in a Month When Industry Typically Adds Employees

New Analysis Finds Composite Plans Would Have Fared Better During The Coronavirus Than Traditional Multi-Employer Retirement Plans

June 2, 2020

Study Finds That Participants Will Receive Higher Benefits with a Composite Plan than a Multi-Employer Retirement Plan, and That More Employers are Likely to Participate in the New Model Once Authorized

Construction Spending Shrinks 2.9 Percent In April As Public Agencies, Private Owners Halt Work; Association Urges Boost To Federal Financing

June 1, 2020

New Federal Investments in Transportation, Other Types of Infrastructure Will Help Offset Expected Declines in State and Local Funding as State Budgets Suffer Impacts of Coronavirus Lockdowns

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