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Reshaping the Construction Industry

Community Family Centers in Houston's historic East End is taking a major step forward in offering construction training so people in the neighborhood may earn nationally recognized certifications in construction.
May 24, 2018
Randee Herrin of TDIndustries dreamed of bringing more women into construction, and with help from the United Way and Houston-area business leaders, ten women recently completed a 12-week training program and were honored at a graduation event on May 10.
May 23, 2018
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) data released last Friday showed.
May 22, 2018
“Now is the time for the Industry to step out with a loud voice to tell the politicians on both sides of the aisle that even near-term construction projects will be put on hold pending action on immigration policies.” – Kollaer
May 21, 2018
SER-Jobs for Progress (SER) is pleased to introduce Sheroo Mukhtiar, MSW as the agency’s new Executive Director and CEO. She joins SER with more than 24 years of experience in non-profit management, including extensive work with youth and young adults, program implementation, and fundraising. Sheroo’s personal and professional experience make her a great fit for SER.
May 18, 2018
The Houston City Council on Wednesday passed a new set of requirements for companies seeking tax abatements – requirements that include specific federally certified safety training for construction workers and providing affordable housing. The tax abatement guidelines also require companies seeking tax breaks for development to choose one from a list of eight “community benefits.”
May 17, 2018
As CBRE’s first-quarter numbers begin to roll in, we can see that Houston is continuing its gradual recovery toward historical averages. Houston posted nearly 95,000 new residents in 2017, the second-largest increase in the U.S., with one-third of those coming from net in-migration – meaning people still see opportunity in Houston and are moving here. While our employment numbers are still below our long-term average, the population growth is helping to drive growth and demand in our area.
May 16, 2018
During my four-plus years as Executive Director of Construction Career Collaborative (C3), I have been surprised by the many myths and misconceptions that I have encountered. Given that C3’s mission benefits all the parties that comprise the commercial construction industry, building owners, construction companies and the craft workforce, in addition to the ultimate users of the buildings, I would assert that C3 is a win-win-win for everyone.
May 15, 2018
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in April, not seasonally adjusted, rose 0.1% from March and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from April 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday. AGC posted tables and an explanation focusing on construction prices and costs.
May 14, 2018
According to the latest figures, unemployment in the US is at its lowest level in over a decade and the number of workers entering jobs that do not require a college degree is far behind the level needed to close the gap.
May 11, 2018