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Government-Registered Apprenticeship Programs Not Keeping Up With Construction Industry Needs

At current rates of participation and completion, federal and state government-registered apprenticeship programs will fail to meet the construction industry’s short- and long-term skilled workforce needs, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of recently released U.S. Department of Labor data. ABC estimates that the construction industry’s federal and state…

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ABC Unveils AI Resource Guide for Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors today announced it has released an artificial intelligence technology guide for the construction community, which includes definitions, construction use cases and considerations. The purpose of the guide is to provide a level of knowledge to ensure contractors can be active participants in the construction AI conversation. “ABC helps…

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Construction Employment Up 11,000 in January

The construction industry added 11,000 jobs on net in January, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has expanded by 216,000 jobs, an increase of 2.7%. Nonresidential construction employment increased by 7,600…

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December, Contractor Confidence Improves

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.6 months in December from 8.5 months in November, according to an ABC member survey conducted Dec. 20 to Jan. 4. The reading is down 0.6 months from December 2022. View ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index tables for…

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