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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

Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading

The Industry’s VOTE Matters!

A Message from AGC’s Executive Director Oregon voters begin receiving their ballots this week… The 2016 election cycle has been unlike any other. From House and Senate races to statewide races and initiative referrals, we are being inundated with television … Continue reading

WSDOT Disparity Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a disparity study to examine its contracting practices and review its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The disparity study seeks to determine whether minority- and women-owned firms have access to full … Continue reading

Is It Tough Finding Qualified Craft Workers? You’re Not Alone!

Two-Thirds of Contractors Have a Hard Time Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire Amid Growing Construction Demand, National Survey Finds Demand, National Survey Finds Click graphics to view interactive version. Click graphics to view interactive version. Two-thirds of construction firms … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Rule

Minimum Wage Rule Rule Effective Date: July 1, 2016 In anticipation of July 1 for minimum wage implementations, the State of Oregon has issued the ruling regarding how employees are to be paid with particular attention to employees that work … Continue reading

Win $100 Gift Card to Cabela’s!

Take the AGC of America Workforce Survey Send us a screen shot and you could win a $100 gift card to Cabela’s! Click here to take the survey. AGC of America completed a workforce survey several years ago, and are … Continue reading

Construction Spending Posts Solid March Gains

Construction spending increased by 8 percent in March compared to a year earlier and was also up slightly between February and March amid growing demand for many types of construction, as the spending total hit the highest level since October … Continue reading

Chapter Board Endorses IP65

Initiative Supports Career Technical Education in Oregon High Schools Today the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) Board of Directors voted to support Initiative Petition (IP) 65 (ip65.org), a ballot initiative that requires state funding for career technical education, college … Continue reading

FHWA Webinar on Grants for Alternative Revenue Approaches

The FAST Act authorizes $95 million in grant funding over the next five years to assist states in sponsoring pilot programs to test the feasibility of alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. … Continue reading


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