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AGCA Foundation Workforce Development Scholarship Deadline: 6/1

The AGC of America Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of construction. This is not the AGC scholarship for students in four-year degree programs. … Continue reading

Construction spending continues record streak

Construction spending is at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9 percent for the first three months of year compared to the same period in 2016, despite dipping slightly compared to February, according to … Continue reading

AGCA: US OSHA Delays Silica Standard Enforcement

On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard … Continue reading

Blacklisting Regulation Repeal to Become Law Today

Thanks to AGC advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, AGC and its members are on the verge of a major legislative victory: the repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting” regulations, which would have implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive … Continue reading

Oregon Construction Jobs Grow to 98,200; Highest Since 2007

Forty-three states added construction jobs between February 2016 and February 2017 while 39 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials … Continue reading

Construction Jobs Jump 58,000 in February

Construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs in February to the highest level since November 2008 with gains in both residential and nonresidential segments, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association … Continue reading

How to Mitigate Heart Disease in the Construction Industry

Seeing Red: How to Mitigate Heart Disease in the Construction Industry Why is being heart healthy important for the construction industry? Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $316.6 billion. That includes health expenditures and … Continue reading

Construction Jobs At Highest Level Since 2008; Pay Rises

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General … Continue reading

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Overtime Rule

On November 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. As a result of this court order, implementation of the rule … Continue reading

Making Sense of OSHA’s Controversial Drug Testing Position

AGCA Webinar: Making Sense of OSHA’s Controversial Drug Testing Position in the Context of Injury and illness Reporting The AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter will be hosting this WebEd session at the AGC offices in Wilsonville. Date: 10/31/2016, 11 am–12 pm Location: … Continue reading


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