CONSTRUCTION UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS TO LOWEST AUGUST LEVEL SINCE 2001 BUT JOB GROWTH SLOWS; DATA SUGGEST WORKER SHORTAGES, OFFICIALS WARN
Discrepancy between Demand for Construction and Employment Gains Highlights Need for More Focus on Workforce Development, Association Officials Note as they Urge New Investments in Career & Technical Education
Thousands of students are entering high schools and colleges at this time of year. At the same time, you cannot read headlines today without seeing something about the next generation of workers and the construction industry’s skilled labor shortage. The biggest post-recession challenge faced by contractors continues to be finding and retaining the best talent – and talent is sorely needed.
We are excited to announce the expansion of AGC of America's fuel card program through Fleetcor, AGC's BP Program manager. The new BuilderPro Universal Premium FleetCard is specifically designed to help Members save money on fuel and building supply purchases and can be used at more than 160,000 locations around the country (not just BP stations) with savings of up to $0.06 per gallon ($0.015 per gallon on diesel).
At this past year's AGC Annual Convention in Puerto Rico, AGC of America's Utility Infrastructure Division announced the development of a new program with United Rentals offering AGC Members a discount on Competent Person for Excavation and Confined Space Entry training classes (online or in-seat training). These courses are held throughout the year at most United Rentals locations and can also be conducted at your chapter training facility with United Rentals instructors.