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ABC Survey: Contractors Invest $1.6 Billion Annually in Workforce Development

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2019 Workforce Development Survey, ABC member contractors invest approximately $1.6 billion annually in workforce development. Trade and specialty contractors, including contract glaziers, account for $1.3 billion (83%) of those investments. The survey … Continue reading

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Year-End Jobs Report Signals Continued Industry Growth

December employment numbers in the U.S. were strong across most industries, including those most relevant to glass and glazing. Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December, and the industry added 280,000 jobs in 2018, compared with an increase of … Continue reading

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Industry Employment Ticks Up in February

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests employment in the glass and glazing industry increased in February on both a monthly and yearly basis. In the latest employment report, the nonresidential specialty trade contractors and nonresidential … Continue reading

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GDP Growth a Positive Sign for Construction

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3 percent during the third quarter of 2017, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of gross domestic product (GDP) data. Nonresidential fixed investment, a category that ABC says is … Continue reading

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As Construction Spending Wavers, Employment Ticks Up

Spending in glass-laden construction segments slowed in July, but that didn’t stop contractors from hiring in August, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. The Census Bureau reported nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7 … Continue reading

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