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Getting workers back into a pit or quarry in 2022 is sadly easier said than done. Photo: isabela66/iStock / Getty Images Plus/GettY Images

How tweaking your hiring approach can attract, retain workers

March 9, 2022By

Although producers are finding people in short supply, an adjustment in hiring approach may yield the employees they need to run most effectively.

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AGC: Construction employment down in January 2022

February 7, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says this dip comes amid a record rise in wages, falling unemployment and labor shortages.

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in highway and bridge starts this year. Photo: Alexandr Muşuc/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Economic factors that will play a role in 2022

January 24, 2022By

Employment, infrastructure funding and the supply chain are worth keeping an eye on this year and beyond, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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AGC: Lack of ‘qualified’ workers still plaguing construction

December 20, 2021By

Construction jobs decreased in 13 states and increased in 36 states from October to November, based on the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) latest assessment.

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Georgia hopes positive 2021 can parlay into strong 2022

December 15, 2021By

Jeff Wansley, executive director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, shared with P&Q his expectations for the aggregate industry in the new year.

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AGC: Construction jobs up in two-thirds of metros

December 1, 2021By

From October 2020 to October 2021, the Associated General Contractors of America says two-thirds of metro areas have added construction jobs.

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AGC: 16 states added construction jobs in last 20 months

November 23, 2021By

Less than half of the states in the U.S. have seen construction job growth since February 2020, with Utah seeing the biggest gains.

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Much of the strength in the market can be attributed to improvements in single-family residential spending, up more than 20 percent over the last three years. Photo:

Labor shortage weakening housing supply, affordability

November 4, 2021By

A new report from the Home Builders Institute says thousands of skilled workers are needed to meet current housing demands.

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AGC: Construction jobs down in 20 percent of metro areas

November 3, 2021By

Between September 2020 and 2021, the Associated General Contractors of America say one-fifth of metro areas lost jobs due, in part, to gridlock in Washington and supply chain issues.

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