A lot of ink is spilled on the issue of attracting new, young workers to construction.
But many of our workers are on the other end of the age spectrum. According to the CDC, by next year about one-fourth of all U.S. workers will be older than 55... (Read More)
Infrastructure is finally rising as a major political interest.
That's a good thing. Though it's long been priority for our national construction industry, infrastructure maintenance has been pushed aside for years in favor of cheaper, more... (Read More)
A new year is right on the horizon.
Looking back on the year that was, we can say our industry has done well: Construction employment is up, wages are on the rise, and new starts are trending positive.
But as with all good things, our... (Read More)
In most things, an investment is a sign of commitment. You want something to work and to work well, so you put in the necessary resources to make that happen.
The same principle works with employees. Investing in your workforce through training... (Read More)
One result of the recent election was the solid defeat of Initiative 1631, the proposed statewide carbon tax aimed at fossil fuels.
AGC of Washington was solidly opposed to the initiative, as we've written about in the past. We weren't alone in... (Read More)
In case you haven't yet heard, there's an election coming up this November.
The right to vote is both a duty and privilege for us as American citizens, and if you're able, you should always use this hard-won right to make your voice heard. Polls... (Read More)
Washington is gearing up to collect new taxes to fund the paid family and medical leave program approved last year by the state Legislature.
Though benefits won't begin until 2020, the state will start collection on both employees and employers... (Read More)
The right to vote was a hard-won victory for the ordinary U.S. citizen. |
That's because voting has a real impact on how our country operates -- your ballot is a powerful tool to make your voice heard in all levels of government. As you've... (Read More)
As much as 80 percent of construction firms are struggling to find enough workers to fill hourly craft positions, according to a national AGC survey.
The results came in August through an industry study conducted with help from Autodesk. One of... (Read More)