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AGC: 40% of Construction Firms Report Layoffs Amid Widespread Project Cancellations as Economic Impact of Coronavirus Grows

Survey of Construction Firms by the Associated General Contractors of America Finds More Than Half of Firms Have Had Projects Halted as 74 Percent Seek New Paycheck Protection Loans to Retain Staff With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening by the week, an ever-increasing share of contractors are reporting cancellations of upcoming projects and shortages of equipment…

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February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 37 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 37 states, rose in 12 states and were unchanged in one state (Texas) on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. As of February 2020, the construction industry employed 208,000…

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John Deere Begins Production of Protective Face Shields for Health Care Workers

John Deere, in collaboration with the UAW, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, has joined a number of organizations and companies across the country to produce protective face shields for health-care workers in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Employees started production on Wednesday, April 8, at the John Deere…

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COVID-19 Cuts Nonresidential Construction Employment in March, Says ABC

Construction industry employment declined by 29,000 in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nonresidential construction employment declined by 24,600 in March. All three nonresidential segments registered job losses, with the largest decrease experienced in nonresidential building (-10,700) followed closely by heavy and…

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U.S. Department Of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD)…

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Sharp Jump in Owners Canceling Or Delaying Construction Projects Across The Country, Says New AGC Survey

After 42 States Added Jobs in February, Coronavirus is Taking a Swift and Severe Toll on the Industry, Prompting Association Officials to Call for Additional Measures to Help Workers and Firms Recover Thirty-nine percent of contractors report that project owners have halted or canceled current construction projects amid deteriorating economic conditions, according to a survey…

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January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated January not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 44 states, rose in four states and were unchanged in two states (Maine and North Carolina) on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. As of January 2020, the construction…

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U.S. Department Of Labor Explains Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1,…