Associated General Contractors of America

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Are New Starter Homes History? Are New Starter Homes History?

Since World War II ended, builders lured buyers with new houses priced to vie with resale, but better built. But according to this deep dive by BUILDER editor Les Shaver, the starter home may now be on the brink of going extinct. 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. 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. 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. 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. More

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A Recovering Housing Market Buoys Forecasters' Projections A Recovering Housing Market Buoys Forecasters' Projections

A recovering housing market buoys forecasters' projections, but lot and labor shortages could short circuit growth. More

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Fiscal Cliff Fears Damage Construction Jobs, Consumer Sentiment

National payrolls, however, held hopeful signs for housing. More

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“Employee Rights” Signage Rule Again Challenged

South Carolina District Court questions NLRB’s Ethos 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. More

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Construction Spending Hits 10-Year Low in December

Poor weather may explain the month's dreary showing. More

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