CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 17,000 JOBS IN APRIL AND 257,000 FOR THE YEAR

| Unemployment Rate for Construction Increases Slightly Compared to Year Earlier as Higher Pay Levels Appears to be Attracting People with Recent Construction Experience Back into the Workforce Construction employment increased by 17,000 jobs in April and by 257,000 jobs over the past year while firms boosted pay to help recruit new workers, according to an ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION AGAIN ACCREDITED TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BY INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING GROUP

| Prestigious Accreditation Will Allow the Associated General Contractors of America to Continue Providing Members with continuing education units who complete covered courses The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has once-again awarded the Associated General Contractors of America with Accredited Provider status. As a result, the construction association will be able to continue ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 228,000 JOBS OVER THE YEAR DESPITE DIP IN MARCH

| Average Hourly Earnings Increase to $29.43 in Construction, Topping Private Sector by Nearly 10 Percent; Association Officials Urge Updating and Better Funding Programs to Train Workers for Construction Jobs Construction employment increased by 228,000 jobs over the past year despite a weather-related dip last month, and the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, the ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 257 METRO AREAS BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2017 & 2018

| Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Merced, Calif. Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Baton Rouge, La. and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Biggest Annual Declines in Construction Employment Construction employment increased in 257 out of 358 metro areas between February 2017 and February 2018, declined in 50 and stagnated in 51, according to a new analysis of federal employment data ... READ MORE

Create Your Own Path

| Mike Willhite is a well-connected man. As owner of Santa Barbara county’s Willhite Grading & Excavation, Mike’s network extends beyond California and the United States. With thousands of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter followers, he is globally connected to up-and-coming operators, like-minded contractors and small business owners. “I like to teach,” says Willhite enthusiastically. “I like ... READ MORE

5 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MACHINES

| For many construction site managers, getting the lowest total lifetime cost is crucial when managing their fleets. So how can they save money on their machines? Here we look at the top ways to drive down costs and help you get the most from your machines – from increased uptime to data-driven telematics. ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 36,000 JOBS IN JANUARY AND 226,000 OVER THE YEAR

| Industry Employment is Most Since August 2008 As Unemployment Rate Falls Sharply; Association Officials Say New Infrastructure Measure Will Help Industry Continue to Expand and Attract New Workers Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since August 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 243 METRO AREAS BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 & 2017

| Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between October 2016 and October 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 56, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the best way to ensure metro areas continue to add construction ... READ MORE

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