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October 4, 2022 in National, News

ABC: Construction Job Openings Up By 54,000 in August

The construction industry had 407,000 construction job openings in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. JOLTS defines a job opening as any unfilled position for which an employer is actively recruiting. Industry…
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October 3, 2022 in National, News

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down 0.4% in August

National nonresidential construction spending was down 0.4% in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $859.3 billion for the month. Spending was down on a monthly basis in 10 of…
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September 28, 2022 in National, News

Survey: 97% of ABC Contractors Say Biden’s Government-Mandated PLA Policies Would Make Federal Construction More Expensive

According to a September 2022 survey of ABC contractor members published today, 98% oppose President Biden’s proposed rule mandating project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects of $35 million or more. PLA schemes needlessly increase costs and exacerbate the construction industry’s skilled labor shortage because they exclude almost nine…
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