AGC In The News

2014
AUG
27

Construction employment expanded in 223 metro areas, declined in 72 and was stagnant in 44 between July 2013 and July 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America.  As employment grows, 25 percent of firms report labor shortages are forcing them to turn down work according to

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2014
AUG
25

“The AGC Alternative,” the first of its kind, nation-wide private insurance exchange to serve the commercial construction industry, begins offering quotes todayto firms belonging to AGC of America, association officials announced.  The private exchange, developed in collaboration with Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, features

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2014
AUG
18

Construction firms added jobs in 39 states from July 2013 to July 2014 and in 34 states from June to July, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by AGC of America. Association officials said the employment gains are good news, but that the pipeline of skilled craft workers, supervisors and other employees

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2014
AUG
01

Construction Employment

New government data today show the uneven nature of the construction industry’s recovery, as the sector added 22,000 jobs in July, but suffered a pullback in spending in June, according to an analysis by AGC of America.

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2014
JUL
30

Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America.  Association officials noted that uncertainty about a range of federal infrastructure and construction programs could weigh on future growth

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2014
JUL
18

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by AGC of America.  Association officials said the employment gains help, but that construction employment remains below peak

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2014
JUL
10

The chief executive officer of AGC of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in response to a report on the condition of the nation’s rural roads released by national transportation research group TRIP today.

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2014
JUL
03

Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in June as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent, its lowest June level in six years, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America.  Association officials cautioned, however, that recent employment gains could be undermined when the federal government begins scaling back

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