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|January 7, 2022||US Adds 22,000 Construction Jobs in December||
A new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America shows that 22,00 construction jobs were added to the economy from November to December.
Total construction employment totaled 7 ...Read more
|December 20, 2021||Inflation Forces Nearly Half of Small Businesses to Seek Loans||
The US Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Small Business Index shows supply chain and inflation as key issues facing small businesses.
While optimism is higher among small business owners than ...Read more
|December 13, 2021||Unions, Contractors & Business Groups Hammer NYC Vaccine Mandate||
Right off the bat, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on December 6 “a first in the nation measure” to mandate vaccination for private sector workers “across the board,” ther ...Read more
|October 27, 2021||House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on Supply Chain Crisis||
House Small Business Committee members discussed improving the diversity of investment recipients of the Small Business Administration's Small Business Investment Company, or SBIC, as well as gener ...Read more
|August 23, 2021||Massachusetts Wind Farm’s Union Priority at Odds With Workforce Diversity||
On May 11, the Biden Administration’s Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland, and the Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, announced the approval of the construction of the Vineyard Wind project. Th ...Read more
|June 7, 2021||Construction Jobs Down 20K in May||
Construction season is generally believed to begin between the first of April and the first of June, depending on the state you are in. So it’s somewhat bleak news that job numbers dropped this M ...Read more
|May 25, 2021||Is Biden’s Infrastructure Package Unfair to Non-Union Construction Companies?||
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a powerful player in the construction industry with 69 chapters and 22,000 commercial contractors and companies related to construction among its ranks. ...Read more
|May 20, 2021||USDOT Expands Workforce Development Programs with Focus on Minorities||
Training is often the biggest barrier to employment in the industry, and those who enter the program may use it as a bridge to entering the construction workforce.
On Wednesday, Secretary of ...Read more
|May 11, 2021||Texas Central’s $20b High Speed Rail Project Begins Construction This Year||
“The $1.6 billion contract with Kiewit includes the installation of core electrical systems including critical safety and systems elements like Traction power, signaling and communications equipm ...Read more
|May 3, 2021||Illinois Port Construction Will Spawn 500 Union Jobs||
The new inland port in the Alexander Cairo Port District will have other benefits for the Illinois economy as well.