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AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late last month and caused substantial damage and devastation over the course of a few days, leaving hundreds of thousands fighting to save their flooded homes, flattened communities and waterlogged possessions.

The strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade, the storm  … Read More

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

Infrastructure Coalition Condemns Trump’s Termination of Local Hiring Program

Infrastructure Coalition Condemns Trump’s Termination of Local Hiring Program

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WASHINGTON — In response to President Trump ending the Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program, an Obama-era initiative designed to create local jobs through federal infrastructure investment, Tate Hausman, co-director of the Millions of Jobs coalition, issued the following statement:
“The “You’re Fired” President has just eliminated a program that guarantees good jobs to  … Read More

VIDEO: Is Your Fire Expert Prepared?

VIDEO: Is Your Fire Expert Prepared?

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Is your fire expert properly educated and qualified according to NFPA 1033? Is he or she prepared to carry out a proper investigation? Can this person defend his or her professional qualifications? If you answered no to any of these questions, it is time to seek additional training for your  … Read More



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