Associated General Contractors

Survey: 2/3rds of Contractors Experience Skilled Labor Shortage
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Survey: 2/3rds of Contractors Experience Skilled Labor Shortage

Lack of qualified workers prompts building firms to increase pay and become more... Read more

Trade Wars: The Fight for Labor Grows Ugly, Pitting Builder Against Builder
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Trade Wars: The Fight for Labor Grows Ugly, Pitting Builder Against Builder

As starts increase, labor is in such high demand that construction crews are being... Read more

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Hammer Time: As Builder Confidence Rises, Payroll Positions Proliferate Hammer Time: As Builder Confidence Rises, Payroll Positions Proliferate

Contractors in Florida, Kansas, and Colorado are most confident that 2015 will be the year they see growth in the construction market. Read more

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Construction Employment Outlook

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 the Associated General Contractors of America. As employment grows, one in four firms report labor shortages are forcing them to turn down work. Read more

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Lots o' Labor by 2019? Lots o' Labor by 2019?

The construction industry pledged to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 at a conference  sponsored by the Labor Department and the initiative Joining Forces. Read more

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The Hispanic Labor Demand

Hispanic workers account for about one-fifth of the residential construction workforce, according to NAHB estimates. The trade association would like to see that number grow larger to balance future labor shortages that might arise as home building activity and buyer demand swell. Read more

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Fiscal Cliff Fears Damage Construction Jobs, Consumer Sentiment

National payrolls, however, held hopeful signs for housing. Read more

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Construction Trade Association Has a Plan for Recovery

The Associated General Contractors of America outlines a three-pronged approach to help restore construction jobs. Read more

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Construction Spending Hits 10-Year Low in December

Poor weather may explain the month's dreary showing. Read more

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Construction Jobs Scarce in 2010

The industry lost 93,000 jobs in the United States last year. Read more

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