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Reshaping the Construction Industry

To help Americans struggling with job loss, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) will subsidize the costs of COBRA insurance premiums beginning this April. Employers in all industries, including construction, are required to pay these premiums, but the ARPA will reimburse them with refundable payroll tax credits.
Douglas Hidalgo's picture
July 07, 2021
Nonresidential construction logs another employment decline in June, spending decrease in May
Ken Simonson's picture
July 06, 2021
Following the adage ‘measure twice and cut once’ helps avoid the need to rework a project. In many cases, employers outsource their skills training to the education sector and hope for skilled talent to show up at the front door ready to work – only to find themselves needing to retrain individuals.
Construction Citizen's picture
July 01, 2021
While we wait for more details to emerge, ABC remains concerned with the two-pronged approach emerging from Democrats in Congress and the Biden administration, which would seek to pair this agreement with a subsequent effort to use the budget reconciliation process to enact partisan tax hikes and restrictive labor policies concurrent with any potential bipartisan agreement.
Construction Citizen's picture
June 30, 2021
Werner has expanded its fall protection and anchor families. United Tool and Fastener is proud to carry the Werner brand of fall protection products and accessories.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
June 29, 2021
Construction jobs in May lag pre-pandemic peak in 42 states; AGC issues new Inflation Alert
Ken Simonson's picture
June 28, 2021
In January, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that detailed how a business was to determine a worker’s employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This rule was set to go into effect on May 7, 2021, but at the last moment, the Biden Administration pulled back, ensuring no change to how businesses and the DOL classify workers. What does this mean for employers, and what can we expect going forward?
Douglas Hidalgo's picture
June 24, 2021
Those who have attended C3’s Annual Golf Classic can attest to the fun networking opportunity the event offers, but what attendees may not be aware of is that all funds raised go back into operational functions at C3. The majority of proceeds are poured back into C3’s Craft Training Endorsement Program, which allows C3 to provide consultation services and offer craft training endorsements at no additional costs to C3 Accredited Employers.
Angela Robbins-Taylor's picture
June 23, 2021
The new Milwaukee MX FUEL™ CARRY-ON™ 3600W/1800W Power Supply provides great temporary power for all types of work The portable power supply provides 3,600 peak watts and 1,800 continuous watts of pure sine inverter energy, powering everything from high-demand 15A tools to sensitive electronics.
Michelle Neundorfer's picture
June 22, 2021
The gulf between contractors’ costs and pricing widened again in May. The producer price index (PPI) for nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that...
Ken Simonson's picture
June 21, 2021