Construction Employment Increases in 243 Metro Areas Between October 2016 & 2017 as Officials Urge Changes to Tax Reform Bill to Sustain Growth
This article is from the website of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Growing demand, especially from the private sector, is continuing to drive construction employment gains...tax reform proposals now being debated in Washington can do even more to help ensure that metro areas will continue to add new...
Tools of the Trades: How Apprenticeships are Making a Comeback
This article was written Rachel Madison of Utah Business.
Several Utah organizations have beefed up their apprenticeship programs and created other initiatives specifically to entice high school students and young adults to consider careers in the trades."
Jim Brown, Safety Hero, Passes
We are saddened by the news of the passing of Jim Brown, Safety Director at CEA for 35 years.
As you may know, Jim's construction career started with The Ruhlin Company. Starting at the bottom, Jim worked his way through numerous positions including foreman and yard superintendent,...
'Go Build' Campaign to Launches National Website
Written by Jim Parsons, ENR
Go Build America, an industry-driven, image-building program set to launch nationally in December, aims to succeed where those other initiatives have fallen short."
OSHA Issues Proposal to Extend July 1 Deadline for Submitting Electronic Injury and Illness Records
According to the Department of Government and Public Affairs OSHA has issued a proposal to extend July 1 deadline for submitting electronic injury and illness records. They also announced intent to review controversial record-keeping rule covering drug testing. On June 28, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
Demand for Construction in the Private-Sector has Sparked Construction Employment Increase
According to the employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Construction employment continues to expand in the majority of the nation’s metro areas...Many firms are adding new employees as they work to keep pace with demand for new private-sector projects.”...
Increase in Construction Employment by the Thousands but, Still Awaiting Qualified Workers
This is from the May 5, 2017 article in the of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) explaning the need for qualified worker even with the increase in jobs available.
Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains...
Congratulations to Bradley James Kelley, AGC Scholarship Recipient
We would like to congratulate Bradley James Kelley, AGC Scholarship Recipient.
Bradley graduated from Elyria Catholic High School, and has been a resident of Elyria, Ohio his entire life. After graduating from high school he began taking classes at Lorain County Community College full time, and also began working part...
Lean Construction Education Program
Posted on AGC’s Building Material site
AGC’s CM-Lean Exam Prep Course – Now Available!
Have you completed all seven units of AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program? Are you ready to pursue the CM-Lean credential and don't know where to begin? Maybe you've already signed up to take the CM...
AGC Construction Fatality Report Released
AGC of America recently released the results of its study of construction fatalities, conducted by the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech.
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America commissioned this study with the goal of taking a deeper dive into existing information on fatalities with an eye...