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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 28,000 JOBS IN AUGUST AFTER SPENDING DROP IN JULY

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 28,000 JOBS IN AUGUST AFTER SPENDING DROP IN JULY

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Hiring Levels May Have Been Higher But Most Firms Report Having a Hard Time Finding Qualified Workers; Association Officials Call on Senate to Pass Perkins Bill to Boost Funding for Career and Technical Education  
Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August, following a dip in hiring and spending in  … Read More

SEVENTY-PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AMID GROWING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND

SEVENTY-PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AMID GROWING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND

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Chronic Labor Shortages are Changing the Way Many Firms Operate, Recruit and Compensate Workers, but Long-Term Economic Impacts Could Be Severe Without New Workforce Measures, Officials Caution
Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce,  … Read More

THIRTY-SIX STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JULY 2016 & 2017

THIRTY-SIX STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JULY 2016 & 2017

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Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July 2016 and July 2017, yet only half the states added construction jobs between June and July amid declining public-sector investments in infrastructure and other construction projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of  … Read More

California Work Dreaming

California Work Dreaming

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The State of California is on track to take in an estimated $52 billion more to help pay for the state’s transportation needs for the next decade. It will come largely from a 12 cent increase in the base gasoline tax and higher vehicle registration fees that are based on vehicle  … Read More

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 6,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 191,000 OVER 12 MONTHS

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 6,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 191,000 OVER 12 MONTHS

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Construction employment increased by 6,000 jobs in July to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials  … Read More



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