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“Red Tape” Among Primary Concerns for Construction Industry

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Contractors in the construction industry feel good about where things are headed, though according to one widespread survey, they remain wary about “red tape.” The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook, which … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Prepared to Hire in 2015

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Construction demand has grown steadily the past few years and, by most accounts, that trend will continue through 2015. So to meet the demand, firms across the country are prepared to bring in the necessary help—or at least as much … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States Through 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia from December 2013 to December 2014, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Meanwhile, construction employment increased in 38 states and … Continue reading

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December Yields Increase in Construction Employment

Construction employment totaled 6,166,000 in December, the highest level since March 2009, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The month proved a 12-month gain of 290,000 jobs, or a 4.9-percent increase. Construction employers added … Continue reading

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November Construction Spending Down Slightly

Construction spending edged down in November on a month-to-month basis but remained on a positive track compared to 2013, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction spending in November totaled $975 billion at a seasonally … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increase in 224 out of 339 Metro Areas; Demand Rebounds, Labor Shortages Worry Firms

Construction employment expanded in 224 metro areas, declined in 64 and was stagnant in 51 between November 2013 and November 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in 38 States from October to November

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia between November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to a recent analysis of Labor Department data … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Mostly Positive in November

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in November, a quarter of which came in the nonresidential sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. October’s overall construction estimate was revised downward from 12,000 to 7,000 net new jobs, and … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

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As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. … Continue reading

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