Construction Employment

Construction Employment Increased in 40 States and D.C. from a Year Ago and in 30 States and D.C. from April to May as Sector Slowly Rebuilds

June 20, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 30 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data.  

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AGC of America would like to recognize those individuals who have recently passed their exam that earns them the professional accreditation, the Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM). Since it’s inception in 2012, over 425 individuals have earned the Certificate of Management—Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM).

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2014
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The application deadline for the 2014 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter has been extended to Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. AGC Leadership recognizes what a busy time of year May is for students and in order to best accommodate our students the deadline has been extended. The award was designed to recognize and reward AGC Student Chapters for their dedication to community and public service projects.

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2014
JUL
21

AGC of America is now accepting proposals for a limited number of speaking opportunities at AGC’s 96th Annual Convention, March 18-20, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Proposals are due by Friday, July 25, 2014.

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2014
JUL
21

For construction leaders on the rise, no program provides a more comprehensive, uniquely focused program than AGC’s Advanced Management Program (AMP). Suited for chief executives and senior-level management in construction, this premier six-day program has been helping industry decision-makers amplify their business expertise and emerge as leaders in the industry. For 25 years, this program has produced an elite society of graduates that includes top leaders throughout the construction marketplace. AMP also provides an exceptional opportunity to sculpt future decision-makers tapped to take the reins.

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2014
JUL
21

In an effort to recruit the next generation of construction employees, AGC’s Industry Recruiting Task Force has been working with members and AGC chapters to provide resources and best practices to fulfill gaps in the construction industry. The AGC Construction Industry Recruiting LinkedIn group will be used to provide information about different programs, schools, and tools that exist to recruit individuals to the construction industry from elementary through post-college. Please join the group to get more information about industry recruiting efforts.

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2014
JUL
19

Today, President Obama announced a new executive action to create the Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide initiative to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth. As part of the initiative, the administration is launching the Build America Transportation Investment Center – housed at the Department of Transportation – to serve cities and states seeking to use innovative financing and partnerships with the private sector to support transportation infrastructure. 

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2014
JUL
19

This week, the House, by a vote of 367-55, approved H.R. 5021, a $10.8 billion Highway Trust Fund patch which provides sufficient revenue to maintain current funding levels through May 2015. The bill also extends MAP-21 authorization for the highway and transit programs for eight more months. It received strong bipartisan support from 181 Republicans and 186 Democrats, while 45 Republicans and 10 Democrats voted against it. Revenue needed to support the patch came from a general fund transfer which was off-set by a variety of tax code adjustments. AGC and our coalition partners in the Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) urged the House to support H.R. 5021 to avoid a disruption in payments to states, while urging Congress to take action to enact a long-term transportation bill by the end of the year.  

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2014
JUL
19

On July 16, following a hearing on EPA’s expanded Clean Water Act Permit veto authority, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a markup to move several bills to the full House. Among them were three AGC-supported pieces of legislation designed to improve the process for Clean Water Act permits and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overall regulatory process. These bills included the Regulatory Certainty Act of 2014, designed to define a clear window for EPA to exercise its veto authority under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. This would address the issue of retroactive vetoes of the permit years after construction had begun as well as preemptive vetoes, removing large swaths of land from development before a permit has even been requested. The measure was introduced by Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chair Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio).

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