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Construction Unemployment Rates For Texas Remains Stagnant

November not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 38 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). While the rate for Texas, 4.5 percent was unchanged from November 2015—ranking 39 out of the 50 states, the …

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ABC Greater Houston & Partners Brings Workforce Solutions to the Industry

Houston, TX— On November 11, 2016, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston hosted more than 300 construction industry professionals at the Marriott North Hotel for an expo and breakfast with the opportunity to take part in fixing the looming skilled-labor workforce shortage the industry is facing. The construction …

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Area High School Students Experience Hands-On Activities at the 2016 Construction Careers Exposition

By Steven F. Horton, Ed.D. Excitement filled the air on a cool, crisp, picture perfect day when 322 students with 38 teacher/administrator chaperones from Houston-Metropolitan Area high school campuses attended the 2016 Construction Careers Exposition on Thursday, October 27, at the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds. These select students represented Aldine, Alvin, Barbers …

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Texas Issues Injunction Against Department of Labor’s Controversial Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 23– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) welcomed news that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) burdensome and costly overtime final rule. Prior to the injunction, the rule was scheduled to go into …

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Associated Builders and Contractors Applauds Court’s Injunction Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 25– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas late Monday night. The preliminary injunction prevents the …

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The Super Bowl for Construction Honors the Best of Houston

Houston, TX— Thursday, October 20, 2016, was a star-studded night at the Wortham Theater Center as some of the finest in the construction industry were honored at the Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Houston Chapter’s (ABC) annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Gala. Member companies submitted their best work to compete …

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DOL Issues Paid Sick Leave Final Rule for Federal Contractors

On Sept. 30, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule requiring certain federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave for family care. The paid sick leave required by the final rule is in addition to …

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