CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN HALF OF THE STATES BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE AS CONGRESS SEEKS NEW WAY TO PAY FOR NEEDED TRANSPORTATION UPGRADES

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN HALF OF THE STATES BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE AS CONGRESS SEEKS NEW WAY TO PAY FOR NEEDED TRANSPORTATION UPGRADES

Maine Gains 400 Construction Jobs, But Still 500 Jobs Fewer Than 2014 Construction employment declined in 25 states between May and June even as 39 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2014 and June 2015, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the monthly construction employment declines come as Congress continues to search […]

Maine Contractors Invest in Crane Safety and Training

Maine Contractors Invest in Crane Safety and Training

July 16, 2015, Augusta, Maine – While the Federal Government prepared to roll out new crane operator standards, contractors in Maine teamed up to develop new training opportunities in anticipation of the changes. “Our Workforce Development Director Don Partridge suggested the industry would need a classroom and practical training course to meet changes in regulations five years ago. That is the wonderful thing about trade associations and having members who […]

Maine Slides to 48th in Construction Job Growth Nationally

Maine Slides to 48th in Construction Job Growth Nationally

700 Fewer Jobs in One Year’s Time: May 2014 to May 2015     June 21, 2015, Augusta, Maine - Maine is falling behind the rest of the nation in construction jobs. Recent employment statistics from AGC America ranked Maine 48th in the country for construction job growth. The ranking is a result of 700 fewer construction workers being employed at Maine companies compared to this time last year. During the same […]