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Construction Employment Increases In 218 Of 358 Metro Areas From April 2023 To April 2024 As Worker Scarcity Limits Gains In Some Markets

Wed, 05/29/2024 – 11:36 Baton Rouge, La. and Fairbanks, Alaska Have Highest Number and Percentage of Year-over-Year Job Gains, While Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo. and Augusta-Richmond County, Ga.-S.C. Experience Worst Job Losses Construction employment rose in 218, or 61 percent, of 358 metro areas between April 2023 and April 2024, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors…

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Nearly Two-Thirds Of Firms Working On Highway Upgrades Experienced Vehicles Crashing Into Work Zones During The Past Year, New Data Finds

Thu, 05/23/2024 – 12:30 Workers Plead with Drivers to Slow Down in New Videos, Construction Officials Call for Tougher Safety and Education Measures as Annual Survey Details Growing Risks to Drivers & Workers from Work Zone Crashes Sixty-four percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past…

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Associated General Contractors Of America Joins With U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, Other Groups Sue To Block Dangerous “Walkaround” Rule

Tue, 05/21/2024 – 12:33 Groups Oppose Occupational Safety and Health Administration Measure that Forces Contractors to Let Potentially Anyone, Regardless of Safety Training, Construction Experience or Intent onto a Jobsite Today, the Associated General Contractors of America, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups, filed a lawsuit in the…

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Construction Employment In January Rises In 231 Of 358 Metro Areas From A Year Earlier As Job Levels Reach Near Record Levels

Wed, 03/13/2024 – 10:17 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale and Lawton, Okla. Top Lists of Year-over-Year Increases in Industry Employment While New York City and Decatur, Ill. Experience Worst Number and Percent of Construction Job Losses Construction employment increased in 231 or 65 percent of 358 metro areas between January 2023 and January 2024, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors…

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Construction Employment Increases In 37 States From January 2023 To January 2024, While 33 States Add Jobs Between December And January

Mon, 03/11/2024 – 12:04 California and South Dakota Lead Rankings of Year-over-Year Increases, While New York and D.C. Lag; North Carolina, Arkansas, Hawaii, and Mississippi Top Monthly Gains, While Illinois Has Largest Declines Construction employment increased in 37 states in January from a year earlier, while 33 states added construction jobs between December and January, according…

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Construction Industry Adds 23,000 Jobs In February As Solid Pickup In Nonresidential Employment Outweighs Dip In Residential Total

Fri, 03/08/2024 – 10:36 New Data Aligns with Reports on Job Openings and Construction Spending That Point to Continuing Strong Demand for Workers;­­­­­­­ But Firms Continue to Struggle to Find Enough Qualified Workers to Hire The construction industry added 23,000 jobs in February—the most since August—as a strong gain in employment at nonresidential contractors offset…

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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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