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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

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people. After all, that is what workforce development … 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

Seasonal Employees Need Safety Training, Too!

As companies rush to hire workers for the holiday season, SAIF has tips on how to provide safety training to new employees of all ages Whether it’s your first job or a way to supplement your career, working during the … Continue reading

Construction Employment Numbers are Up!

Construction Firms Add 11,000 Employees in October as Sector’s Employment is at the Highest Level Since December 2008, Despite Drop in Public Spending Private-Sector Demand Pushes Number of Unemployed Construction Workers to Lowest Level in Ten Years as Firms Boost … 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

Chapter Foundation Awards Over $200K for Workforce Efforts

AGC Foundation Awards $216,808 IN WORKFORCE GRANTS The Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter recognizes the critical need to increase and maintain a pipeline of skilled tradespeople and professionals to ensure well trained construction workforce for the future. Through the AGC … Continue reading

OSU CEM Employer Survey

Dear Employer or Potential Employer of Oregon State University CEM Graduates: Part of maintaining a strong CEM Program is the continuous improvement of courses, curriculum, and the student experience. We’re requesting your assistance in this process by completing the survey … 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


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