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Members Turn Out To Tackle Workforce Development

Wednesday 28, 2018

The Idaho Department of Labor's "Construction Career Pathways" event, held at the O'Connor Field House in Caldwell was a veritable who's who of Idaho AGC Members.  In addition to Idaho AGC's Education & Training Director Kristy Watson, employees from McAlvain Companies, Inc, Lochsa Engineering, Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc., Strata, Inc., Idaho Materials & Construction, Oldcastle Precast, Inc., Knife River, and Sunroc Corporation all came together as a team to represent the industry and educate those considering a career in construction.

ForConstructionPros.com Highlights Member Knox Concrete's Work in Lewiston

Congratulations to Member Knox Concrete, LLC whose curbing and stamping skills on their Lewiston state highway project are being highlighted in THIS ARTICLE on ForConstructionPros.com.  

February construction job increase in 35 states, D.C.; scaled-back tariffs begin, more likely

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 35 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from February 2017 to February 2018, declined in 14 states and was unchanged in Vermont, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Construction-input PPIs escalate, outpace contractors' prices; more price hikes announced

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in February, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.3% from January and 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) from February 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday.

Employment, pay jump in February; most states add jobs in January; rebar prices rise again

Nonfarm payroll employment in February increased by 313,000, seasonally adjusted, from January and by 2,281,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y) since February 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Spending is flat in January; steel and aluminum tariffs threaten construction budgets, jobs

Construction spending totaled $1.263 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in January, virtually unchanged from the upwardly revised December rate and 3.2% higher than the January 2017 rate, the Census Bureau

Idaho AGC Attends Bi-Annual Centennial Job Corps' Workforce Development Breakfast

Education & Training Director Kristy Watson and Education Foundation Board Member Matthew Rehl attend the bi-annual Centennial Job Corps Workforce Development Breakfast held on March 1, 2018.  Industry partners in the construction trades across the Treasure Valley meet to talk to instructors and student in Welding, Carpentry, Painting and Drywall about career opportunities in Idaho and employable skills they need for a career in Idaho’s Construction Industry.  

Dodge starts slip in January; ABI signals widespread gains; multifamily signs are positive

                The value of new construction starts in January slipped 2% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, following a 13% jump in December, construction data provider Dodge Data & Analytics

Producer prices accelerate; with increases announced; January starts data are mixed

            The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in January, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.6% from December and 2.7% year-over-year (y/y) from January 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

College of Southern Idaho Offering Construction Math & Drawing Concepts Training

This course reviews math skills and basics to construction drawing related to the construction environment and demonstrates how they apply to the trades. This course will cover alphabet of lines, architectural drawing using residential drawings, use of architectural/engineering scale and tape measure, along with many other amazing topics. Each topic will be followed by a hands on exercise in the classroom.
 
When:  March 5th—14th 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Where:  College of Southern Idaho
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