In light of recent press reports—some conflicting and premature—on a bipartisan “deal” on immigration reform from the Senate “Gang of Eight,” AGC joined with other construction industry groups to comment on the industry’s view of the negotiations thus far. The eight senators—Schumer (D-N.Y.), McCain (R-Ariz.), Durbin (D-Ill.), Graham (R-S.C.), Menendez (D-N.J.), Rubio (R-Fla.), Bennet (D-Colo.), and Flake (R-Ariz.)—continue to work on many elements of immigration reform, with the bulk of the discussions and the source of much consternation, so far, is centered on a future temporary worker visa program.
South Florida AGC would like to welcome the new members who joined between January and April 2013.
South Florida AGC has scheduled the following events during the months of May through July 2013.
The CITF (Construction Industry Task Force) is a group of construction professional trade associations and their leaders that include the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Construction Association of South Florida (CASF), Latin Builders Association (LBA) and the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA). The group meets quarterly and sometimes more often to discuss and act jointly on issues common to the entire construction industry.
Construction industry employment climbed for the tenth consecutive month in March, as the sector added 18,000 jobs and surpassed 5.8 million employees for the first time since September 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
It is my pleasure to report that the AGC Carpenter Training program is alive, well, and growing. As we conclude the 2013 Spring Semester, we are actively seeking students for the Summer and Fall Semesters.
2013 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature-Prepared by Metz, Husband & Daughton, P.A.- March 29, 2013 - As the fourth week of the nine-week 2013 Session draws to a close, the House and the Senate are moving forward with their respective proposals for the state budget for fiscal year 2013-14.