Posts Tagged ‘ AGC ’

Craft Worker Shortage Continues as Construction Demand Ticks Up

Sep 2nd, 2016

More than two-thirds of construction firms in the U.S. are having difficulty filling hourly craft positions, according to industry-wide survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). According to AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr, of the nearly 1,500 survey respondents, 69 percent are having a hard time filling these jobs. “With the construction industry […]

Construction Employment Up 3.3 Percent

Aug 11th, 2016

According to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction firms added 14,000 workers in July, and the industry saw a pay rise at the fastest rate in seven years as contractors bid to appeal to workers. Association officials noted the construction sector’s wages are up to 10 percent […]

May AIA Newscast: What Architects Want

May 24th, 2016

The 2016 American Institute of Architects Show concluded on Saturday in Philadelphia. Watch the video for a look at what some glass and window companies had to offer, and what architects are looking for from industry businesses. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

OSHA’s Silica Rule Faces Legal Challenge

Apr 5th, 2016

The construction industry is not going away quietly regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) controversial final crystalline silica rule. On Monday, eight construction industry organizations filed a petition for review of the rule, which was published late last month, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Petitioning groups include: Mississippi […]

Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

Jan 14th, 2016

There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring and business outlook, 71 percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2016 as […]

Construction Employment Rebounds in October

Nov 24th, 2015

Construction job growth bounced back in October, as 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded employment increases from a year earlier. Meanwhile, 35 states added construction jobs in the past month, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Construction job gains were more widespread than at […]

August Construction Spending Hits Highest Level Since 2008

Oct 5th, 2015

Construction spending in August reached a seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that growing demand for construction was likely to make it harder for firms to find qualified workers. “There were widespread monthly and year-over-year gains […]

Construction Employment Falls in Many Metro Areas

Sep 29th, 2015

Construction employment declined in 153 out of 358 metro areas between August 2014 and August 2015, nearly matching the 163 areas that added construction jobs, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that the number of metro areas losing construction […]

Survey: Worker Shortage a Real Concern for Construction Firms

Sep 15th, 2015

The construction industry has continued its ascent this year, with all major indicators showing there is plenty of work to be had and more on the way over the next year. Finding qualified workers to meet the demand, however, seems to be a whole different story. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently released […]

Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

May 21st, 2015

In this month’s newscast we’re taking a close look at glass and other components shown at last week’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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