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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 16,000 JOBS IN JUNE FOLLOWING THREE-MONTH LULL AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN SERIES HISTORY

  Contractors Struggle to Fill Jobs despite Hourly Earnings 10 Percent Higher than Private-Sector Average;   Association Officials Call for Measures to Make it Easier to Set Up Construction Training Programs Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months [...]

July 7th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

MAINE’S RURAL ROADS AND BRIDGES HAVE HIGH RATES OF DEFICIENCIES;

STATE’S RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN NEED OF MODERNIZATION TO BETTER SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CONNECTIVITY Eds: This report contains data for all 50 states for the percentage of rural roads in poor condition, the percent of deficient rural bridges, rural traffic fatality rates and the number of rural traffic fatalities. Click here for infographics. Washington, [...]

July 6th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

AGC Maine Announces 2017 Summer Events

AGC Maine celebrates the industry with outdoor events throughout the state with golf, fishing, and a family weekend outing. “The summer events are networking at its finest in Maine. We combine the best outdoor activities for members with three great options to fit every budget and interest,” said AGC Maine’s Matt Marks. This year the [...]

May 31st, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Construction Employment Increases to Highest Level in Nine Years in the United States

Association Officials Note that Many Firms Report They Are Struggling to Find Qualified Workers to Hire, Urge Greater Investment in Career and Technical Education and Other Construction Prep Programs Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to [...]

May 15th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Three Maine Construction Firms Recognized for Best Projects of 2016

Build Maine Awards Celebration Includes Four Projects Augusta, Maine April 12, 2017-The Associated General Contractors of Maine recognized four projects as the best of 2016 in a celebration at the Augusta Civic Center. The annual celebration is a kick-off to the upcoming construction season and a chance for firms to compete for the Build Maine [...]

April 13th, 2017|News, Press Releases|