Associated General Contractors

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34 States Add Construction Jobs

AGC says distressed areas in Houston and Florida could face shortages of labor. More

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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... More

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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... More

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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?

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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Fiscal Cliff Fears Damage Construction Jobs, Consumer Sentiment

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

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Construction Employment Increases

The Associated General Contractors of America reports that construction jobs are proliferating in more than half of the states as well as the District of Columbia. More

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