91% of construction firms having a hard time finding workers to hire, driving up costs and project delays, new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk finds
September 18, 2022
Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk.
Associated General Contractors of America to release series of mental health PSAs, host quarterly mental health forums and assemble resources for firms to use with their workers
September 17, 2022
The Associated General Contractors of America is launching a new effort to combat high suicide rates and improve mental health among the industry’s workers, the trade group announced today. The new effort, which the association is launching as part of its support for Suicide Prevention Month, is designed to address the high rate of suicide among construction workers.
New York Has Largest Shortfall Compared to February 2020 Peak, While Utah Tops List of States with Gains; California, Connecticut Have Worst Monthly Declines, While Pennsylvania, Oregon Lead Job Gainers in June
July 26, 2022
Construction employment in June continued to trail pre-pandemic levels in more than one-third of the states despite record job openings, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by AGC.
In today’s Federal Register, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is seeking comments on a new information collection request entitled, “Field Testing of Spanish-Language Toolbox Talks for Spanish-Speaking Construction Workers.” “Toolbox talks” are brief (approximately 5-10 minutes) occupational safety and health instructional sessions designed to be delivered on the work site or at the contractor’s office. This new ICR will evaluate Spanish-language toolbox talks with Spanish-speaking construction workers to assess the effectiveness of toolbox talks as an OSH training method for this audience.
Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
During Month of May, Werner to Host Over 150 Safety Events Nationwide and Provide Continued Education Through a Dedicated Safety Webinar
May 2, 2022
Werner has committed to training over 30,000 construction professionals nationwide. Werner will host more than 150 free in-person training events during the month of May in support of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s 2022 National Safety Stand-Down initiative.
In southern Dallas, close to 30 percent of residents and 41 percent of children are living in poverty. The unemployment rate is more than triple that of Dallas county. The Women's Workforce Initiative will help drive economic mobility by directly impacting the earning potential of women who lack access to the quality, equitable paying jobs obtained by their male counterparts.
Wednesday, August 29 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