NATIONAL (Sept. 18, 2020)—Thirty-nine states lost construction jobs between August 2019 and August 2020 while 31 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July and August according to a new analysis of Labor Department data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The new annual figures detail how the coronavirus pandemic has undermined demand for construction projects after a strong start to the year.

Birmingham, Ala. (Sept. 21, 2020)—Construction Business Owner, the leading business magazine for contractors, is pleased to announce a free webinar presented in partnership with Autodesk.

The live, online event, “Strategies to Maximize Virtual Collaboration” will take place Oct. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. CDT, and will share tips for how to adapt and thrive in today's home-based work environment.

WASHINGTON (September 4, 2020)—Construction industry employment expanded by 16,000 jobs on net in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the last 4 months, the industry added 658,000 jobs, recovering approximately 61% of the jobs lost during March and April.

WASHINGTON—United States Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recently announced the award of nearly $20 million in funding to four states as part of a new pilot program to address the health and economic impacts of widespread substance and opioid misuse, addiction and overdose by providing retraining and other services to workers in communities significantly impacted by the opioid crisis.

WASHINGTON (August 19, 2020)—Architectural billings failed to show any progress during July, and business conditions continued to be soft at firms, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).