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Submit your project for 2018 Top Projects Awards!

Each September, the Idaho Business Review honors the top construction projects completed in Idaho the previous year at an awards and networking event.

Employment, earnings climb in May; spending jumps in April; price increases continue

Nonfarm payroll employment in May increased by 223,000, seasonally adjusted, from April and by 2,363,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Job Opening with the Construction Management Department at BSU

The Boise State University Department of Construction Management is looking for a Clinical Assistant Professor or Lecturer.  

To read the full job description or apply, CLICK HERE.

Idaho AGC Teams up with the International Rescue Organization

Education & Training Director Kristy Watson completes a tour of the Idaho AGC headquarters with the International Rescue Organization.  The Organization assists refugees with career training and job placement.  Part of the Idaho AGC's Education Foundation workforce development strategy is to partner with organizations like this one to bring skilled workers into the industry.


Construction employment rises in most states through April; reports on starts diverge

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 38 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from April 2017 to April 2018, declined in 11 states and was unchanged in Montana, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

ConstructorCast: How Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Hurt Construction

AGC of America's podcast ConstructorCast covers how the tariffs on steel and aluminum hurt the industry. 

Listen now on Soundcloud by visiting THIS LINK.

D.C., 38 states add construction jobs; Dodge, Census, Beige Book, AIA report positive signs

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 38 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from March 2017 to March 2018, and declined in 12 states, an AGC

Construction-input PPIs jump in March, outpace contractors' prices; job openings climb

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in March, not seasonally adjusted, rose 0.5% from February and 3.0% year-over-year (y/y) from March 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday.


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