Monthly Archives: October 2019

Construction Employment Increases in 244 out of 358 Metro Areas from September 2018 to September 2019 as Firms Hire Despite Tight Labor Market

October 30, 2019

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Pocatello, Idaho Have Largest Gains; New York City and Longview, Texas Lag the Most as Industry Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Additional Workforce Funding

AGC Supports EPA Proposal to Add Clarity to State Water Quality Certifications

October 28, 2019

On Oct. 21, AGC expressed support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to update and clarify its regulations on water quality certification under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Construction Employment Increases in 39 States and D.C. from September 2018 to September 2019, While 28 States Added Construction Jobs Last Month

October 18, 2019

Texas and Nevada Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Has Largest Losses; Texas and Hawaii Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Virginia and North Dakota Have Worst Declines

Talent Development and Strategic Management Take Center Stage at AGC's Annual HR & Training Conference

October 17, 2019

AGC’s 2019 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference wrapped up Oct. 11 after two-and-a-half days of education, sharing of best practices and networking in Chicago, IL.  The conference continues to be a must-attend event for human resources and training professionals in the construction industry.

Collective Bargaining Training to be Held During AGC's Annual Convention

October 17, 2019

AGC of America’s 2020 Annual Convention will feature a half-day Collective Bargaining Seminar  to help train negotiators.  The session will take place on Monday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  All interested AGC members and chapter staff registered for the convention are invited to attend.  Session registration is required with a $50 added fee.

Year-to-Date Collective Bargaining Yields Average First-Year Increase of 1.8%

October 17, 2019

Negotiators conducting collective bargaining in the first three quarters of this year agreed to raise construction craft workers’ wage and fringe benefits by an average of 2.8 percent or $1.66 during the first contract year, according to the latest Settlements Report just released by the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC).  These averages are modestly lower than those reported for 2018. Nevertheless, CLRC forecasts an overall gradual rise to 3.2 percent and $1.85 by 2021.

2010 AGC Construction Safety & Health Conference

October 10, 2019

January 15 – 17, 2020 | Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX

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