Construction employment declined in 32 states and the District of Columbia in April even as 29 states added jobs between April 2012 and April 2013, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that construction demand in a number of states appears to be slackening amid federal construction
Desert Hot Springs-based Angel View, Inc. opened a new, wheel-chair accessible outdoor therapy area today after volunteer contractors completed the three-month-long project. Construction charity organization AGC Charities, Inc., with the leadership of Hensel Phelps Construction Co., rebuilt Angel View’s existing courtyard as part of its series of renovation projects known as Operation Opening Doors.
The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest April level in five years as contractors added more than 150,000 employees in the past year despite a dip in employment last month, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that, despite the monthly drop, the industry
Construction employment increased in 152 out of 339 metropolitan areas between March 2012 and March 2013, declined in 126 and was stagnant in 61, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America.
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Transportation: “It is encouraging that President Obama has decided to nominate someone who has first-hand experience with the significant challenges posed
Construction employment increased in 30 states in March as the industry expanded but at a slower pace than in February, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials cautioned, however, that many states remain vulnerable to construction cutbacks from newly enacted and proposed decreases in federal funding for infrastructure.
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to proposed immigration reform legislation released today by the “Gang of Eight” Senators: “The Senators’ proposal for immigration reform provides a long-needed opportunity to fix a significantly broken system. That is why we will fully review
Thirty-eight percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials added that the study found work zone crashes are more likely to kill vehicle operators and