AGC In The News

2014
SEP
24

AGC of America will provide highway work zone safety training classes next year thanks to a federal safety grant the association earned. The association will use the $135,000 Susan Harwood Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the safety training classes designed to prevent injuries among highway, street and bridge construction workers,

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2014
SEP
19

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that construction activity continues to spread across most of the nation even as employment gains

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2014
SEP
05

Construction industry employment reached a five-year high in August as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest rate for August in seven years, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that the latest figures reinforce survey results the association recently released showing

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2014
SEP
02

All major categories of construction spending increased in July and total construction reached the highest level since December 2008, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials welcomed the robust spending figures, but cautioned that growing demand will put new pressure on an already tight labor market.

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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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