A resurgent single-family housing market and booming apartment market paved the way for a 4.8 percent increase in national construction spending in 2013, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. Spending increased only 0.9 percent in ...Read More »
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In echoing a remark President Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address, Stephen Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, is urging Congress to pass two bills that are of high importance to the national ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The writing has been on the yet-to-be-built wall for the last couple of years. After a tough time during the Great Recession, construction firms have returned to their feet and are rebuilding the business that was lost during ...
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A poll of construction firms across the state show that companies largely expect more construction work to be available in almost all sectors, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. But the same firms also reported ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte metropolitan area saw a 10 percent increase in construction employment in November over November 2012, by far the largest gain in the state, which lost jobs as a whole, based on the latest construction employment report ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Between November 2012 and last month, North Carolina lost 2,500 construction jobs, placing it at 46th in the country in job growth, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite losing 1.5 percent of ...Read More »
The construction industry’s unemployment rate in October dropped to nine percent and the industry added 11,000 jobs, hitting a 50-month high, according to a news release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The industry last month wasn’t too adversely ...Read More »
Employment in the national construction industry increased by 20,000 in September and the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent, its lowest rate in six years, according to a report released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America. ...Read More »
The Charlotte metropolitan area, including Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., was one of only three regions of 12 in the state to gain construction jobs in August 2013 over the same month last year, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America.Read More »
Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma
Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.
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