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National construction spending up 4.8 percent in 2013 (access required)

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 ...

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AGC CEO: Congress must take action on transportation and water resources bills (access required)

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 ...

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For want of qualified workers (access required)

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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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Construction firms expect stronger 2014, but struggle to find skilled workers (access required)

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 ...

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Construction employment up 10 percent in Charlotte while falling statewide (access required)

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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 ...

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N.C. fifth worst in year-over-year construction job growth (access required)

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 ...

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Construction employment up, but worries remain for industry (access required)

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 ...

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Charlotte one of three areas in N.C. to gain construction jobs since August 2012 (access required)

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.

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Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma (access required)

Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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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