Associated General Contractors

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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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Construction Jobs Scarce in 2010

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

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Shrinking Jobsite Workforce Hasn't Slowed Cycle Time

As long as production stays low, there’s still plenty of tradespeople to go around, according to builders. More

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New Life for Immigration Overhaul Bill

Late last week, the Senate gave the proposed immigration legislation new life. The bill's revival comes on the heels of pressure and urging from President George W. Bush and various pro-immigration groups. According to Senate Minority Leader Mitchell McConnell (R-Ky.), the bill will be debated in the coming weeks. "Well, it's a mixed picture. There are good things in the bill and not so good things in the bill," McConnell said on Face the Nation this past weekend. "For example, the most controversial part is the Z-Visa, which critics of the bill believe amounts to amnesty. I'm among those who voted to get rid of that portion, but that amendment failed. So that's a disappointment to many in my party." More

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Workforce Training

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a three-year, $235,000 grant to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to establish seven construction career academies. More

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Crime Costs

The National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Associated General Contractors of America estimate that theft and vandalism at construction sites total $1 billion every year. More

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