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February construction unemployment rates down in 37 states year over year, says ABC

February construction unemployment rates down in 37 states year over year, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC —Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 37 states, rose in 12 states and were unchanged in one state (Texas) on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. As of February 2020, the construction […]

Join AGC of America in a Nationwide Coronavirus Safety Stand Down

Join AGC of America in a Nationwide Coronavirus Safety Stand Down

AGC NYS encourages members to participate in the National Safety Stand-down to be held on April 9, 2020. This national effort not only demonstrates the measures contractors are taking to protect their workforce, but also what is being done to show that construction workers from across America stand united in this effort. Contractors can utilize their […]

COVID-19 cuts nonresidential construction employment in March, says ABC

COVID-19 cuts nonresidential construction employment in March, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction industry employment declined by 29,000 in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonresidential construction employment declined by 24,600 in March. All three nonresidential segments registered job losses, with the largest decrease experienced in nonresidential building (-10,700) followed […]

President, vice president and board members elected to ACI

President, vice president and board members elected to ACI

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces its 2020-2021 president, vice president, and four board members. Jeffrey W. Coleman has been elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2020-2021, Charles K. Nmai has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term, and Cary S. Kopczynski is now the Institute’s […]

ARTBA, construction industry allies develop COVID-19 guidance materials

ARTBA, construction industry allies develop COVID-19 guidance materials

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its partners in the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) have developed a suite of guidance materials to assist contractors in safely performing essential construction activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The materials, which are available in English and Spanish, include a “toolbox” training talk, […]