AGC calls for measures to rebuild the economy as the 7th edition of our survey finds 69 percent of firms report having projects canceled since the start of the pandemic. Among the measures we are calling for are new infrastructure investments, liability protections for contractors and an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program. Association officials also urged Congress to avoid extending unemployment supplements, noting that 43 percent of respondents who recalled employees reported having some who refused to return to work because of the benefits. The new survey results, HERE, came out on the same day federal officials reported that construction employment declined in 49 states and D.C. in April. You can read more details HERE and watch a brief video of AGC chief economist Ken Simonson summarizing the survey results HERE.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on AGC educational programs. Since mid-March, all of AGC’s live events have been postponed or we’ve looked for a way bring the same caliber of information to contractors in a virtual format. A new Coronavirus Special Report highlights AGC’s plans for virtual conferences for the near future, such as the upcoming Federal Contractors Virtual Conference and Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference. Watch HERE and listen HERE.
Don’t forget to send us pictures of your crews practicing coronavirus safety measures, especially pictures of crews wearing face masks. You can send those to Brian Turmail at firstname.lastname@example.org and Sophia Valentino at email@example.com.
We hope everyone has a safe, healthy and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. A special thank you to the many veterans in our ranks and our eternal gratitude to the many veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.