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|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.
|April 27, 2021||Nation’s Small Shipyards Get $20m Boost From Maritime Admin||
The goal of the funding is to “strengthen U.S. shipyard economic competitiveness.”
The funds will be administered through the Small Shipyard Grant Program, which has doled out $262.5 mill ...Read more
|April 17, 2021||Top Paving Contractor Trends for 2021||
A lot of it has been spread around the United States, but not much ink has been spilled on the increasing use of recycled asphalt. According to Recycling Magazine, asphalt ...Read more
|April 9, 2021||Minnesota DOT Unveils 2021 Construction Agenda||
Officials say the work will support “thousands of construction jobs.”
Additionally, workers will improve infrastructure and safety on 51 multimodal projects, including airport, port, tran ...Read more
|April 6, 2021||Unions Protest Amazon Expansion in Massachusetts||
Amazon is planning a “fulfillment center” in North Andover, but local unions say they aren’t satisfied with Amazon’s business practices.
Union leaders say that Amazon has a habit of s ...Read more
|April 2, 2021||“Tsunami of Growth”: Construction Job Growth Soared in Month of March||
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) published today their analysis of new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showing rapid job growth in the construction industry last month. ...Read more