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Construction industry adds another 14,000 jobs in April

Post Time:May 10,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:107

Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to the increasing number of stimulus-funded projects now underway, the association noted.

"As today's report makes clear, the impacts of the stimulus are now being felt across a much broader section of the construction industry," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "The good news is the stimulus is for now turning the tide on construction employment; the bad news is the stimulus is temporary while the construction downturn will be protracted," according to a May 7 AGC of America release.

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