The Interchange

Your Idaho AGC News Source

August employment picks up; July spending slips; too early to discern impact of Harvey

            Nonfarm payroll employment in August rose by 156,000, seasonally adjusted, from July and by 2,089,000 (1.7%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday.

Many craft jobs remain hard to fill, AGC survey finds; PPI rises for construction, some inputs

Filling craft positions and some salaried positions remains as great a challenge for contractors as it was a year ago, according to participants in AGC's 2017 Workforce Survey, released on Tuesday. (The site includes results by region and some states.

Congratulations Meuleman Law Group! Meuleman Law Group Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers

June 12, 2017

Boise, Idaho - Idaho AGC Member Meuleman Law Group attorneys Wayne Meuleman and Joe Meuleman have been selected for recognition by Mountain States Super Lawyers for exemplary work in construction litigation. 

Alliant Build America Awards Application Site is Now Open! Application Deadline: October 25, 2017

AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Alliant Build America Awards! AGC members who meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition.

July headcount edges up after June gains in 3/4 of metros; outlays fall, especially public

Nonfarm payroll employment in July rose by 209,000, seasonally adjusted, from June and by 2,158,000 (1.5%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

Top Talent Tip: 5 Solutions for Hiring During Busy Season

It’s no secret that finding and hiring top talent is difficult in general, but hiring during busy season is a major pain point. Bringing on new staff this time of year can be a catch-22: you need new skilled workers to contribute to your projects—but at the same time it takes time and energy away from your existing team to recruit, hire and onboard new team members.


Luckily, there are best practices to streamline your hiring during the busy season so you have more time to focus on what’s important: providing service to customers.



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