Ingram State Technical College Resource Fair - Nov. 14

ngram State Technical College is conducting a Job and Resource Fair on November 14 to give employers and students an opportunity to meet. ISTC has students in Welding, Carpentry, Cabinetry, Auto Mechanics, Auto Body Repair, Commercial Food Service, HVAC, Plumbing, Logistics, Upholstery, Electrical Technology, Barbering, Masonry, Diesel Mechanics, Industrial Maintenance, and will be adding a CDL program in January, 2020

ISTC is a member of the Alabama Community College System prepares incarcerated individuals to return to society as skilled, responsible citizens. Our graduates make for skilled, dependable employees. Employers who hire formerly incarcerated are eligible for special tax breaks are insured through a federal bonding program. 

*Note: For those of you who attended the event at ATEF in Columbiana, AL, this is a different campus with more students and many more trades.

When: November 14, 2019 8:30 until 2:00 (Lunch is provided)

Where: Ingram State Technical College Main Campus 5375 Ingram Road Deatsville, AL 36022

 What is provided: Each participant will have a table provided to set up displays.

What to bring: Printed materials and candy are allowed. Items such as pens or other promotional items are not allowed.

What not to bring:  Cell phones and weapons are not allowed. There will be a break from 10:30 until 12:00 for a tour of the campus and lunch.  There will also be an opportunity to check messages and return calls.

 

Special Requirement:  Since this is a secure environment, the Department of Corrections completes a background check on every participant. You will be asked to provide your legal name, date of birth, and in-state driver’s license number.  If you have an out of state driver’s license, the Department of corrections also requires a social security number. Individuals who have been incarcerated within the past two years will not be approved for entry.

 

For more information, contact:    Josh Caton  Phone: 205-266-7202 Email: JoshC@alagc.org

BUILDSouth entries due in 8 days - Oct 7th is the deadline to submit your entry

2019 BUILDSouth awards call for Online entries now open

Deadline 3PM October 7, 2019

IF YOU DO NOT GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOUR ENTRY DID NOT GO THROUGH

The BUILDSouth Awards competition is open to all Alabama AGC full and specialty contractor members. Projects are awarded in building construction, design/build, highway construction, international, construction management, heavy industrial construction and municipal utilities construction. 

All members are eligible for Community Involvement Awards.

General Contractors                    Specialty Contractors                    Community Involvement

We want to make it easier on you to send in your entries. AGC has begun online submissions starting this year for the 2019 BUILDSouth awards. Please package your files to be no more than 25 MB and you can pay by credit card at the end of the submission process.

Projects are judged on multiple criteria, including:

  • Meeting the challenge of a difficult job

  • Excellence in project management

  • Innovation in construction techniques or materials

  • State-of-the-art advancement

  • Sensitivity to environment and surroundings

  • Contractor’s contribution to the community

Link to the BUILDSouth entry forms    https://www.alagc.org/buildsouth-2019

Any questions call or email

Anna Rosato Brown

annab@alagc.org

Tell Congress To Pass the JOBS Act

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URGENT ACTION ALERT

Tell your members of Congress to help fix the workforce shortage by funding workforce and career education.

TAKE ACTION NOW

The construction industry is experiencing a significant workforce shortage with record job openings and record low unemployment. Tell Congress to reform federal education policy to help the industry meet its present and future workforce needs.

Here's why this matters:

Total federal education spending is less than two percent of all federal spending.Current federal funding disproportionately favors traditional four-year higher education.Less than 15 percent of all federal post-secondary education spending goes toward workforce education and job training.The federal Pell Grant program, which offers needs-based aid to low-income individuals seeking a career, is only available to students enrolled in semester-long programs further skewing these resources towards traditional four-year higher education.This funding bias negatively impacts the construction industry, and that must change.

Congress can take corrective action by passing the JOBS Act. This legislation will expand needs-based financial aid Pell Grant eligibility to short-term training courses and programs - an important step towards bridging the skills gap and helping individuals receive necessary training for job development.

Taking action is easy. Simply submit the pre-written message as is to your Representative and Senators or customize them with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company.


Clear Water AL 2019

Join Alabama AGC and other state agencies and trade associations for 2019 Clear Water Alabama Seminar and Field Day, an event designed to help contractors learn more about erosion and sediment control practices.
 
This 2-day event will be held on October 23-24, 2019 at the Doster Community Center in Prattville. For more information or to sign up for one or both days, please review the attached flyer.

https://alconservationdistricts.gov/clear-water-alabama/

Clear Water AL Brochure

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 14,000 IN AUGUST AND 177,000 IN 12 MONTHS; LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, ASSOCIATION SURVEY INDICATE WORKER SHORTAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 6, 2019

CONTACT: Brian Turmail

(703) 459-0238; brian.turmail@agc.org


 

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 14,000 IN AUGUST AND 177,000 IN 12 MONTHS;

LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, ASSOCIATION SURVEY INDICATE WORKER SHORTAGE

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 9.7 Percent as Construction Firms Continue to Boost Pay and Benefits in Effort to Attract and Retain Qualified Hourly Craft Workers

 

Construction employment increased by 14,000 jobs in August and by 177,000, or 2.4 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience remained near historic lows, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that 80 percent of contractors reported they were having a hard time finding enough qualified hourly craft workers to hire according to the results of a survey the association released last week.

 

“Construction employment gains would likely have been higher if firms could find even more people to hire,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Our survey found that 91 percent of respondents said their firms expect to hire in the next 12 months, but overwhelmingly, they are finding most craft positions hard to fill. Even as firms are raising pay and benefits, doing more in-house training and investing in labor-saving equipment, labor shortages are changing the way many firms bid, schedule and manage their projects.”

 

Simonson observed that the 2.4 percent growth in construction employment between August 2018 and August 2019 was the slowest in more than six years but that the rate remained well above the 1.4 percent increase in total nonfarm payroll employment. There were 361,000 unemployed jobseekers who last worked in construction—an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent for such workers. Simonson noted those were the second-lowest August levels since the series began in 2000.

 

Average hourly earnings in construction—a measure of all wages and salaries—increased 2.7 percent over the year to $30.84. That figure was 9.7 percent higher than the private-sector average of $28.11, the association official noted. He added that two-thirds of firms responding to the association’s survey had raised base pay rates for hourly craft workers in the past year because of difficulty in filling positions, while 58 percent of firms had done so for salaried workers. Many respondents also reported providing incentives, bonuses and larger contributions to benefit plans.

 

Association officials said the industry was taking a broad range of steps to cope with labor shortages, including boosting pay, expanding training programs and becoming more efficient. But they cautioned that labor shortages are still impacting construction schedules and costs. They urged Congress to pass measures to boost career and technical education and provide a way for more immigrants with construction skills to legally enter the country.

 

“Few other jobs in today’s economy pay as well without requiring most workers to pay for a costly college education as do careers in construction,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Construction firms are doing all they can to address workforce shortages, but it would certainly help if federal officials would boost investments in career and technical education and allow for more individuals with construction skills to legally enter the country as well.” 

 

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Press Release

Caddell Construction Awarded Limited Letter of Intent for Bryant-Denny Stadium Renovations and Additions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Janella Martinez

D: 334.394.0261   C: 334.221.2856

janella.martinez@caddell.com

 

Caddell Construction Awarded Limited Letter of Intent for Bryant-Denny Stadium Renovations and Additions

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Thursday, September 5, 2019 – Caddell Construction has received a Limited Letter of Intent from the University of Alabama for stadium renovations and additions totaling $84.6 million, subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees of the University tomorrow. 

 

The document signifies that the University of Alabama expects to execute a contract with Caddell and allows for work to begin as stated in the contract documents, including a litany of preconstruction activities meant to fast-track the project even before the official Notice to Proceed (NTP) is issued.


“Fast-tracking will be absolutely critical for project success,” said the company’s executive vice president, Mac Caddell. “In fact, there’s not one part of this project that won’t be fast. It’s a fast-paced job, and we’re excited to tackle it.”

 

The schedule is extremely tight. Demolition and other on-site work cannot begin until after the final whistle blows on the 2019 football season. And when the first game rolls around in 2020, Tide fans will expect their stadium to be as ready as they are for kick-off. Construction will take place in five different areas around the stadium and in the middle of the active college campus.

 

Taking on complex construction challenges like this is one of Caddell’s hallmarks, according to President and CEO Eddie Stewart. “Our people thrive on the challenges presented by this project. We have assembled an outstanding team of construction professionals to undertake this endeavor, and I am confident they will be successful,” he said.

 

According to the University, the stadium improvements are designed to enhance the student and fan experiences through additional premium seating opportunities, new social spaces and additional elevators to improve access to upper levels. Work will also include four larger video scoreboards in the corners of the endzones. As previously reported, the scoreboards will be 60% larger than existing ones and will have updated technology and display features. Other enhancements are planned with student athletes and recruits in mind.

 

Caddell Construction Co. (De), LLC is an international, full-service general contractor for projects in the federal, commercial and industrial/power sectors. With more than $11 billion in projects in 34 countries and every region of the U.S., Caddell is recognized as an international leader in construction safety, quality and schedule performance. caddell.com

 

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Staff from Caddell Construction have already begun fast-tracking stadium renovations through preconstruction activities following the Limited Letter of Intent issued by the University of Alabama earlier this week.

 

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Alabama AGC Centennial 2020 – pictures needed!

Alabama AGC Membership: As we prepare for Alabama AGC to celebrate its centennial year in 2020, we need your help accurately representing the history of our incredible association.

Contractors and Associates, please send in 3-5 high resolution, digital examples of your work, both old and new! If you have pictures of construction, AGC events or members who were part of your leadership and at Alabama AGC, we need your pictures. Thank you!

Send all of your examples to: jennad@alagc.org

2019 Construction Risk Survey - Executive Summary

Attached is the Executive Summary for the 2019 Construction Risk Survey conducted by CompTrustAGC and AGCP&C. In an effort to understand how contractors manage their risk, the survey was conducted by Alabama AGC and consisted of 41 multiple choice questions. The results were distributed a RiskCon2019 last week. It is our hope that the results will be beneficial and provide insight to our members. We sincerely appreciate those members who took the time to participate.

2019 Construction Risk Survey

ALDOT Special Provision

ALDOT

Proposed General Application Special Provision for Industry

Thin Asphalt Lift Pavement

Attached is a proposed General Application Special Provision for the 2018 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction. This Special Provision creates a Specification and pay item for Thin-Lift asphalt pavement.

Please review the Special Provision and provide any comments you may have. The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, September 20, 2019.

Sincerely,

John R. Lucas, PE
Specifications Engineer
ALDOT - Construction Bureau
Office: (334) 242-6094

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES HIGHER IN JULY BUT DECREASES YEAR-TO-DATE AS DECLINE IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING OFFSETS MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL INCREASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 3, 2019

CONTACT: Brian Turmail

(703) 459-0238; turmailb@agc.org


 

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES HIGHER IN JULY BUT DECREASES YEAR-TO-DATE AS DECLINE IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING OFFSETS MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL INCREASES

Association Survey Finds Contractors Remain Eager to Hire but Report Continuing Difficulty in Filling Hourly Craft Positions; Officials Urge Increase in Career and Technical Education, Greater Immigration for Qualified Workers

 

Construction spending inched up less than 0.1 percent in July from June but slipped from year-ago levels, as a weak single-family homebuilding market and declines in some private nonresidential segments masked gains in public and multifamily construction, according to an analysis today by the Associated General Contractors of America of new federal spending data. Association officials said a new survey they released showed contractors remain eager to hire employees but are having difficulty finding qualified craft workers.

 

“Overall spending totals have been fluctuating for more than two years, with divergent patterns for residential, private nonresidential and public construction,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Although year-to-date construction spending in the first seven months of 2019 combined was less than in the same period last year, most nonresidential and multifamily contractors remain busy and optimistic about future work.”

 

Construction spending totaled $1.289 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in July, a gain of less than 0.1 percent from the June rate and a decrease of 2.7 percent from the July 2018 rate, according to estimates the U.S. Census Bureau released today. Year-to-date, spending declined by 2.1 percent from the January-July 2018 total.

 

Public construction spending increased 0.4 percent for the month and 5.6 percent year-to-date. Among the four largest public categories, spending in the first seven months of 2019 jumped 12.0 percent compared to the same period in 2018 for highway and street construction spending, was unchanged for educational construction and climbed 9.8 percent for transportation (airports, transit, rail and port) projects.

 

Private nonresidential spending declined 0.8 percent from June to July but the seven-month total was 0.6 percent higher than in January-July 2018. Major private nonresidential categories experienced mixed year-to-date results. The largest, power construction (comprising electric power generation, transmission and distribution, plus oil and gas fields and pipelines), climbed 8.3 percent year-to-date. Commercial (retail, warehouse and farm) construction tumbled 15.2 percent. Manufacturing construction posted a 4.7 percent gain. Private office construction spending rose 7.9 percent.

 

Private residential construction spending increased 0.6 percent for the month but slumped 8.5 percent year-to-date. Single-family homebuilding decreased 8.7 percent in the first seven months of the year, while spending on multifamily projects increased 6.6 percent. Spending on residential improvements plunged 12.7 percent year-to-date.

 

Association officials said that one reason construction spending declined between June and July is because contractors cannot find enough qualified workers to keep pace with demand. They noted that 91 percent of construction firms in a survey the association released last week reported they expect to hire hourly craft workers for expansion or replacement in the next 12 months, but 80 percent of the firms say they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions. As a result, the drop in construction spending in some nonresidential categories so far in 2019 may indicate some firms are turning down or delaying projects because they cannot find enough qualified workers.

 

“Construction firms are taking a broad range of steps to boost pay, increase training and become more efficient as they cope with labor shortages,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Public officials can help by boosting investments in career and technical education and allowing for more immigrants with construction skills to legally enter the country.”

 

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Proposed General Application Special Provision for Industry Review

Industry Review List,

Attached is a proposed General Application Special Provision for the 2018 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction.  This Special Provision creates a Specification and pay item for Thin-Lift asphalt pavement.

 

Please review the Special Provision and provide any comments you may have.  The deadline for receiving comments is Friday, September 20, 2019.

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Congratulations to our class of 2019 Top 40 Under 40 in Construction!

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CLASS OF 2019 TOP 40-UNDER-40 IN CONSTRUCTION HONOREES

WE'RE PROUD TO RECOGNIZE, ALONGSIDE BUSINESS ALABAMA, THESE STELLAR 40 INDIVIDUALS WHO DEMONSTRATE AN INCREDIBLY HIGH LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF ALABAMA

Wes Dillard Alabama Guardrail

Kate Fluker BMSS, LLC

Jamie Lyles Bayou Concrete

Drew Thornbury BHATE Geosciences Corporation

Matt Thompson BL Harbert International

Sarah Beth Wilcox Brasfield & Gorrie

Srdj Boskovic Building & Earth Sciences

Nathan McCorkle C3 Services, Inc.

Tyler Stephens Caddell Construction

Kelly McElhenney Coastal Slip Form

Luke Newell Dunn Building Company, LLC

Cody Jackson Dunn Construction

Jake Way Fite Building Company

Josh Harris FL Crane & Sons, Inc.

Joshua Green Forsyth Building Company

Alex Fleming G.C. Specialties

CC Watson Garrison Steel

Robert McDonough Gulf Equipment

Michael Eubanks Gulf Hauling & Construction

Jonathan Green Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

 Daniel Tew Jackson Thornton

Justin Boozer Johnson Contractors

Hunter Worley Kirkpatrick Concrete

Lauren Redden McWhorter School of Building Science

Shaun Shugart Mobile Asphalt Co., L.L.C.

Rick Moon Moon Construction

Jeremy Jess OMI, Inc.

Charlie Bailey Pritchett-Moore Inc.

Billy Runnels Rabren General Contractors

John McCary RADERMcCARY, INC.

Ben Adomyetz Rogers Group

Derick Boutwell S&S Sprinkler Company

Justin Vandiver Smith General Contractors

Matt Coaker Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.

Jason Hill Synergy Construction, LLC

Cody Corley The Bridge Builders of Alabama

Thomas Cotton Thomas Building

Rachel Hutto Turner Insurance & Bonding Co.

Mitch Pate White-Spunner Construction

Brandon Owens Wiregrass Construction

2019 BUILDSouth awards call for Online entries now open

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Deadline 3PM October 7, 2019

The BUILDSouth Awards competition is open to all Alabama AGC full and specialty contractor members. Projects are awarded in building construction, design/build, highway construction, international, construction management, heavy industrial construction and municipal utilities construction.  

All members are eligible for Community Involvement Awards.

General Contractors                    Specialty Contractors                    Community Involvement

We want to make it easier on you to send in your entries. AGC has begun online submissions starting this year for the 2019 BUILDSouth awards. Please package your files to be no more than 25 MB and you can pay by credit card at the end of the submission process.

Projects are judged on multiple criteria, including:

  • Meeting the challenge of a difficult job

  • Excellence in project management

  • Innovation in construction techniques or materials

  • State-of-the-art advancement

  • Sensitivity to environment and surroundings

  • Contractor’s contribution to the community

Link to the BUILDSouth entry forms    https://www.alagc.org/buildsouth-2019


Free Field Guides for ESC

A limited number of free copies of The Field Guide for Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites in Alabama is available to Alabama AGC members. The Field Guide in its 3rd edition is designed to provide as a quick reference for contractors to some of the most commonly used erosion and sediment control practices on construction sites. Copies are available per first-come, first-serve requests. To request a copy, please contact Susan Collins at susanc@alagc.org .

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08.21.19 Media Advisory - Release New Data Showing the Severity of Construction Worker Shortages

MEDIA ADVISORY

Officials to Release New Data Showing the Severity of Construction Worker Shortages Nationwide and By Region and State* During Media Call on Tuesday, August 27 at 1 P.M. EDT

 

On Tuesday, August 27 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk will release new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages nationwide and by region and state* during a media conference call at 1-800-875-3456 (use passcode: "Brian Turmail").  The new data is based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms and includes details on how many firms are coping with labor shortages, the possible causes for tight labor conditions – including drug use – and their impact on the industry and broader economy.  

Stephen Sandherr and Ken Simonson, the association's CEO and chief economist respectively, will release the new worker shortage data and identify measures public officials should take to address labor shortages. Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing for Autodesk Construction Solutions at Autodesk, will discuss how technology can help address workforce shortages. And construction contractors will discuss local labor conditions and the steps they are taking to cope with them. 

WHO:             Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

                        Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

                        Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing, Autodesk Construction Solutions, Autodesk, Boston, MA

                        Construction Contractors

WHAT:          Release of New Data Showing Severity of National, Regional and State* Construction Worker Shortages

              WHEN:          1 p.m. EDT

                                    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

WHERE:       1-800-875-3456

                        Verbal Passcode: "Brian Turmail"

CONTACT:  Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or turmailb@agc.org.

*State data available for Ala., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Iowa, Ky., La., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.C., N.Y., Ohio, Ore., S.D., Tenn., Texas, Va. and Wash.

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Press Release: CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 40 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2018 TO JULY 2019, WHILE 25 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 CONTACT: Brian Turmail

Friday, August 16, 2019                                                                                 (703) 459-0238; turmailb@agc.org

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 40 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2018 TO JULY 2019, WHILE 25 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY

Texas and Wyoming Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Lags;

Texas and Utah Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Ohio and Alaska Have Worst Declines

 

Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

 

“Demand for projects, and the workers to build them, shows no sign of letting up in most states, and contractors continue to increase headcount when they can find qualified workers,” stated chief economist Ken Simonson. “But job openings at the end of June were the highest ever for June, suggesting that contractors are struggling to find all the workers they need in many states.”

 

Texas added the most construction jobs over the year (48,400 jobs, 6.6 percent), followed by California (37,100 jobs, 4.3 percent), Florida (21,300 jobs, 3.9 percent), and Arizona (17,400 jobs, 11 percent). Wyoming added the highest percentage of construction jobs over 12 months (13.1 percent, 2,600 jobs), followed by West Virginia (11.7 percent, 5,000 jobs), North Dakota (11.6 percent, 3,000 jobs), and Arizona. Construction employment reached a record high in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

 

Ten states shed construction jobs over the latest 12 months. Louisiana lost the largest number and percentage of construction jobs (-12,100 jobs, -7.9 percent). Other states with large job losses include Ohio (-2,900 jobs, -1.3 percent), South Carolina (-2,800 jobs, -2.7 percent), and Massachusetts (-2,500 jobs, -1.6 percent). Other states with a substantial percentage decline include Vermont (-3.3 percent, -500 jobs), South Carolina, Connecticut (-2.6 percent, -1,500 jobs), and Massachusetts.

 

Texas added the most construction jobs between June and July (6,300 jobs, 0.8 percent), followed by Utah (2,700 jobs, 2.5 percent), Washington (1,900 jobs, 0.9 percent), Virginia (1,700 jobs, 0.8 percent), and Minnesota (1,600 jobs, 1.2 percent). Utah added the highest percentage of construction jobs for the month, followed by Montana (2.1 percent, 600 jobs), Minnesota, and North Dakota (1.1 percent, 300 jobs).

 

Construction employment decreased from June to July in 22 states and was flat in Kentucky, Idaho, D.C., and Vermont. Ohio lost the largest number of construction jobs for the month (-1,900 jobs, -0.9 percent), followed by South Carolina (-1,500 jobs, -1.5 percent), Florida (-1,400 jobs, -0.2 percent), Missouri (-1,400 jobs, -1.1 percent) and Illinois (-1,100 jobs, -0.9 percent). Other states with a substantial percentage decline for the month included Alaska (-1.8 percent, -300 jobs), South Carolina, West Virginia (-1.40 percent, -700 jobs), and Missouri.

 

Association officials said that with overall unemployment rates at all-time lows in many states, there is a pressing need for Congress and the Trump administration to adequately fund career and technical education programs and enact immigration reforms. These measures would enable schools to more easily establish construction-focused programs. In addition, immigration reform is needed that would allow more people with construction skills to enter the country legally.

 

“Contractors would gladly add even more high-paying middle-class jobs if they could only find more qualified workers to bring on board,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The federal government should do more to build awareness of the opportunities and make it easier to prepare and attract more people into construction. Such steps will provide significant benefits to the broader economy.”

 

View the state employment data by rank and state. View the state employment map.  

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