President Implements Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
AGC Provides Helpful Tips for Contractors
The proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum will also have a direct and negative impact on construction employment..."
Most Construction Firms Predict They Will Continue Adding Jobs in 2018 Amid Strong Demand
AGC reports that construction employers added 30,000 jobs in December and 210,000 in 2017 overall. Most firms are predicting more growth in the future, as well:
Most construction firms plan to add workers during 2018 as demand for all types of construction continues to expand. The biggest challenge they face will be finding qualified...
Construction Hiring & Business Outloook
Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the...
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 - Scholarship Set in His Name
We are saddened by the news of the passing of Jim Brown, Safety Director at CEA for 35 years, on November 25, 2017.
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...
'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...