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Report: Construction job openings still on the rise

May 3, 2022By

An Associated Builders & Contractors analysis shows that construction job openings hit nearly 400,000 in March of this year.

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ABC: Construction input prices up in March 2022

April 13, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) says construction input prices are up, both in March and since February 2020.

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AGC: Construction jobs up in most metro areas

March 17, 2022By

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) officials welcome the widespread gains but caution that contractors in many areas are having trouble finding enough qualified workers.

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AGC: Nonresidential construction materials prices up 21 percent

March 15, 2022By

Prices of construction materials used in new nonresidential construction jumped more than 21 percent from February 2021 to February 2022.

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ABC: Construction employment near pre-pandemic levels

March 4, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) says the construction industry added 60,000 jobs in February, reaching near pre-pandemic employment levels.

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Economist discusses the dynamics disrupting the labor force

October 21, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America’s Ken Simonson paid P&Q an exclusive visit to elaborate on key findings of a survey asking contractors about the challenges associated with hiring right now.

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Report: Some materials prices down but supply issues remain

October 15, 2021By

Construction materials pricing continues to outstrip bid prices despite a pricing dip in September, the Associated General Contractors of America reports.

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How employers are attracting workers in this market

September 7, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, shares findings from a workforce survey and what contractors are doing to find hiring solutions.

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Contractor survey presents insights on supply chain, labor

September 3, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, paid P&Q’s Kevin Yanik a visit to discuss key findings from a 2021 workforce survey.

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