Construction Employment

Construction Employment Increased in 40 States and D.C. During the Past Year

January 27, 2015

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between December 2013 and December 2014 while construction employment increased in 38 states and D.C. between November and December, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by AGC of America.

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The AGC Board of Directors put the finishing touches on AGC’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the 114th Congress which spans 2015 and 2016.  The Board made the final changes to a list that was developed by the AGC Legislative Action Committee in December. 

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On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee held a markup to approve 17 tax measures with a combined cost of about $312 million. Among the measures was a change to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). The legislation offered by Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) would increase the ownership stake that a foreign investor can take in a U.S. publicly traded real-estate investment trust (REIT) without triggering FIRPTA liability and extend the provision to certain collective investment vehicles. Specifically, it increases the FIRPTA exemption for “portfolio investors” in a U.S. publicly traded REIT from 5 to 10 percent for purposes of capital gains dividends and sales of REIT shares. The committee approved all the measures by a voice vote.

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13

Participate in the TCC Fly-In, April 14-15

This spring, without help from Congress, funding for highway, bridge & transit construction projects is projected to once again run out.  Your company’s future is reliant on Congress finding a solution to the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.  Face-to-face visits with your senators and representative are critical to affecting change.   

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2015
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13

Register Now & Save $100!

Want to learn about the latest federal agency projects set to hit the street in your market? Need to brush up on the latest barrage of federal regulations your business must follow?  Attend the AGC Federal Contractors Conference May 12-14, 2015, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. to learn all this information and more to help ensure you stay ahead of your competition.

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GibsonTestifying

House Small Business Committee to Introduce Legislation Soon

Earlier today, Randall Gibson—AGC NAVFAC Committee chair and president of Whitesell-Green, a small general contractor based in Florida—testified on behalf of AGC before the House Small Business Committee on a host of procurement reform issues. In the testimony, AGC encouraged members of the committee and Congress to:

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2015
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12

Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate to nullify the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on representation-case procedures. Visit AGC’s Legislative Action Center and write to your elected officials urging them to support this legislation.  The AGC-opposed rule will go into effect April 14 unless Congress acts or a litigation challenge is successful.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has different definitions of what constitutes a seasonal employee or worker when determining the size of an employer and whether an employer must offer insurance to those employees.

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