Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017 1:15 PM By George Lettis
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8—The nation’s construction sector added 24,000 net new jobs in November, representing a 0.3 percent month-over-month increase, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today.
Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:58 AM By George Lettis
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7—The majority of commercial and industrial contractors are confident about sales growth, profits and staffing levels heading into 2018, according to the latest Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Confidence Index (CCI). Despite rising construction labor and materials costs, 55 percent of contractors expect their profit margins to expand in the first half of 2018.
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:04 AM By George Lettis
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) commends the U.S. Department of Labor for declaring Nov. 13-19 National Apprenticeship Week. It’s the third consecutive year that business, labor, government, education and other partners are highlighting the tremendous job opportunities apprenticeships provide and the need for an infusion of Americans to pursue a skilled trade.
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:37 AM By George Lettis
During its Leadership Week Conference in Orlando Nov. 7, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Board of Directors elected George Nash to serve as the association's 2018 national chair. Tony Rader was elected to serve as the association's 2018 chair-elect. Ray Zamora was elected to serve as the association's secretary.
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:01 AM By George Lettis
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) congratulates Justin Baker, executive vice president of Gaylor Electric in Mooresville, N.C., for being named ABC's Young Professional of the Year. Baker accepted the award Nov. 8 during ABC's Leadership Week Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017 3:29 PM By George Lettis
ABC thanked House Republicans for working diligently with the White House to get a long-overdue tax reform bill off the ground and begin the legislative process. Our members will feel the direct positive impact of this bill with another dollar in their paychecks, allowing them to create jobs and drive growth.
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:20 AM By George Lettis
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced three finalists for its annual Young Professional of the Year Award. This year’s list includes a technology-driven electrician, a business owner who builds dreams and saves lives and an attorney who fights for equality in construction.
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:45 AM By George Lettis
“We applaud House members for adopting the FY 2018 budget resolution that positions Congress to move forward with comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform without the threat of a filibuster
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:49 AM By George Lettis
The construction industry has a message for career-seekers this October: the demand for construction workers is high, and firms are looking to hire. Despite an investment of more than $1 billion a year by its members to train the next generation of construction workers, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) says the industry currently has 500,000 unfilled jobs, and that number could more than double if Congress and the White House agree on a promised $1 trillion infrastructure bill. ABC member firms are highlighting the worker shortfall and abundant opportunities for aspiring industry professionals during Careers in Construction Month.
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 10:22 AM By George Lettis
Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), today issued the following statement on the passage of a budget by the U.S. Senate:
“This important step by the Senate keeps the process on track to produce once-in-a-generation tax reform...
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