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Coalition Of Trade Associations Requests Improvements To White House Implementation Of The Build America, Buy America Act

Thu, 02/15/2024 – 09:33 Groups File Formal Request for Rulemaking Urging White House to Drop its Current Approach to Requirements that Risks Confusion and Delays on Key Construction Projects Four national trade associations petitioned the White House to make improvements in its implementation of “made in America” requirements for construction products and materials. They noted their members…

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Construction Employment Rises In 224 Of 358 Metro Areas Between December 2022 And December 2023; Widespread Openings Limit Increases

Wed, 02/07/2024 – 15:34 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Sioux Falls, S.D. Top Lists of Job Gains; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Has Largest Loss as Pittsfield, Mass., Binghamton, N.Y., Orange-Rockland-Westchester, N.Y. Have Worst Percentage Decline Construction employment increased in 224 of 358 metro areas between December 2022 and December 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government…

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Construction Industry Adds 11,000 Jobs In January As Severe Weather Hampers Projects; Above-average Wage Gains Imply Ongoing Demand

Fri, 02/02/2024 – 12:29 Construction Earnings Increased by 5.3 percent Year-over-Year to $35.21 an Hour as Firms Boost Wages in an Effort to Attract More Workers into the Sector Amid Strong Demand for Certain Types of Projects The construction industry added 11,000 jobs in January despite bouts of exceptionally cold or stormy weather that delayed…

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Construction Employment Increases In 35 States Between December 2022 & December 2023, While 32 States Add Construction Jobs Last Month

Tue, 01/23/2024 – 13:48 South Dakota and Texas Leads Top Rankings of Year-over-Year Increases, While New York Lags; South Dakota and New Jersey Lead in Monthly Gains, While D.C. and Ohio Experience Largest Declines Construction employment increased in 35 states in December from a year earlier, while 32 states added construction jobs between November and December,…

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Association Sues To Block Biden Administration’s Unlawful Effort To Mandate Project Labor Agreements For Major Federal Construction Projects

Wed, 01/10/2024 – 15:34 President Lacks Legal Authority to Impose Such Sweeping Labor Policy, Especially When the Government’s Own Data Shows Imposing Project Labor Agreements Fail to Produce Contracting Efficiencies, Association Notes The Associated General Contractors of America and its Louisiana AGC chapter filed suit today in federal court to block the Biden Administration’s unlawful effort…

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Construction Industry Adds 17,000 Workers In December But Association Survey Finds Contractors Are Struggling To Find Skilled Employees

Fri, 01/05/2024 – 10:34 Hourly Wages for Production Workers Climb 5.1 Percent over the Year, Outpacing Overall Private Sector; Association Survey Finds Most Contractors Plan to Add to Headcount in 2024 but Anticipate Difficulty The construction sector added 17,000 employees in December and continued to raise wages at a faster clip than other industries, the…

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The 2024 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook

Construction Firms Have Mixed Outlook For 2024 As Expectations For Demand Remain Mostly Positive, But Less Upbeat Than Last Year Amid New Challenges New Industry Outlook Shows Firms Are Counting on Public Sector, Data Center and Manufacturing Construction to Offset Declines in Retail, Lodging & Office Work; Two-Thirds of Firms Plan to Hire; Many Worry…

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Construction Employment Falls In A Quarter Of Metro Areas Between November 2022 And November 2023 As Contractors Struggle To Fill Jobs

Wed, 01/03/2024 – 10:21 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La. Lead in Job Gains While Orange-Rockland-Westchester, N.Y. Experiences Worst Losses; Construction Association Prepares to Release Survey Reporting Mixed Conditions Construction employment declined in almost a quarter of metro areas between November 2022 and November 2023 as demand tapered in some parts of the country and…

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Construction Spending Rises 0.4 Percent In November, As Homebuilding And Private Nonresidential Spending Gains Offset Decline In Public Projects

Tue, 01/02/2024 – 12:40 New Spending Data Comes as Construction Association Gets Ready to Release Industry’s Predictions for Construction Spending Trends in 2024, Need for New Workers & Planned Investments in AI and Other Tech Total construction spending increased by 0.4 percent in November, as a pickup in homebuilding and some private nonresidential markets offset…

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