Posts Tagged ‘ Associated General Contractors of America ’

Construction Employment in February Tops Pre-Pandemic Total

Mar 29th, 2022

Construction employment exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 32 states in February, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned the gains may be undermined if skyrocketing materials costs and delayed shipments cause owners to postpone or cancel projects. “Construction is doing well at the […]

Investing in the Future: Companies Focus on Developing the Next Generation of Workers

Oct 25th, 2021

Whether through webinars, school visits or designated days, such as the recent manufacturing day, members of the construction industry, including those working with doors, windows and glass, are making an effort to inspire a new generation of workers. That’s part of what the nationwide campaign Careers in Construction Month (CICM), which takes place every October, […]

Study: Despite Higher COVID-19 Risk, Construction Workers Are Wary of the Vaccine

Mar 9th, 2021

Since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December, many people in the U.S. have joined waitlists to ensure they receive the vaccine when their turn comes around. However, not everyone is lining up to get the jab and construction workers, including door and window companies, are among the least likely groups to be vaccinated once […]

NAHB Calls for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down

Jan 12th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is encouraging members and all residential construction companies to halt work for at least 10 minutes the week of Jan. 11-15 for a COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Stand Down to remind workers what they should do to keep themselves safe from coronavirus and to help reduce its spread. After […]

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 […]

Construction Employment at Highest Level Since 2009

Feb 9th, 2015

Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent. “Contractors have stayed busy this winter and expect to keep hiring through 2015—if they can find […]

April Construction Unemployment Rate Drops To Seven-Year Low

May 6th, 2014

The construction industry received some more good news in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s latest analysis of new government data. According to the AGC, the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest April level in seven years as contractors added 32,000 workers to payrolls in April, bringing industry employment to 6.0 million, the […]

Contractors Report Optimism for 2014

Jan 23rd, 2014

“[This year] should be the best year for the contracting industry since 2006,” says Ken Simonson, the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) chief economist. Contractors haven’t been this optimistic about the outlook for the construction market since the start of the recession roughly seven years ago, according to a report released this week. The […]

Shutdown is Over but Uncertainty Remains

Oct 17th, 2013

Though the government is back up and running the problems are far from over and its effect on the housing and construction markets, and overall economy, remains to be seen. That was the consensus among panelists in today’s Economic Webcast: The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction, sponsored by Reed Construction Data. Dr. Bernard Markstein, […]

Construction Employment Gains Remain Spotty in July

Aug 20th, 2013

Construction employment continued its spotty improvement in July, as more states posted year-over-year gains, but most states posted decreases compared with June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the steady improvement in employment in many states was welcome news, but cautioned that […]

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