Monthly Archives: July 2020

62 Percent Of Metros Shed Construction Jobs From June 2019 To June 2020 As Association Calls For New Infrastructure Funding, Other Relief Steps

July 29, 2020

New York City and Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Mass. Have Worst 12-Month Losses, While Austin and Walla Walla, Wash. Top Job Gainers; 81 Percent of Metros Add Construction Jobs from May to June

Senate Republicans’ Coronavirus Relief Measure Includes Provisions That Will Help Hard-hit Construction Firms Recover

July 27, 2020

The HEALS Act Includes Essential Liability, Workforce, Financial & Unemployment Reforms, But Association Will Work to Get Needed Infrastructure Investments Included in Final Relief Measure

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 Senate Republican’s latest coronavirus relief measure, the Heals Act:

Construction Employment Rises From May To June In 31 States, Slips In 18; Association Warns Job Losses Will Resume Without Federal Funding

July 17, 2020

Recent Data from Procore on Jobsite Workers’ Hours Indicates Employment May Have Leveled Off; Immediate Federal Investment in Infrastructure, Relief for States is Needed to Avoid New Downturn

Final NEPA Rule Will Make It Easier To Rebuild Infrastructure, Reinvigorate The Economy And Continue Protecting The Environment

July 15, 2020

Administration’s Final Reforms to the Federal Environmental Review Process Fix Problems with Prior Process, Maintain Environmental Rigor, and Accelerate Needed Infrastructure Improvements

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 rule reforming the National Environmental Policy Act Permitting Process:

Construction Industry Adds 158,000 Workers In June But Infrastructure Jobs Decline; Association Warns Losses Will Rise Without New Funding

July 2, 2020

Gains in June are Concentrated in Homebuilding as State and Local Governments Postpone or Cancel Roads and Other Projects in Face of Looming Budget Deficits; Association Urges Prompt Federal Action

Passage Of House Infrastructure Bill Should Start Process To Craft Measure That Attracts Bipartisan Support, Construction Official Says

July 1, 2020

The Moving Forward Act Provides Needed Funding for Infrastructure Improvements, But Measure Does More to Help Special Interests than Solve Project Needs, Construction Association Warns

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage today in the House of Representatives of the Moving Forward Act, which will invest $1.5 trillion in infrastructure projects:

Construction Spending Declines 2.1 Percent In May As Drop In Private Work Outweighs Public Pickup; Association Urges Increase In Federal Funding

July 1, 2020

Federal Infrastructure Measure Can Help Offset Private-Sector Demand that is Likely to Remain Below Pre-Coronavirus Levels amid Economic Uncertainty, While State and Local Budgets Also Appear Sure to Shrink

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