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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 42,000 IN FEBRUARY AND 223,000 OVER 12 MONTHS AS INDUSTRY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SETS NEW LOW FOR FEBRUARY

Construction employment increased by 42,000 jobs in February and by 223,000 or 3.0 percent over the past 12 months, as the industry’s unemployment rate hit a new February low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said some of the gains were attributable to mild […]

CONSTRUCTION OUTLAYS SOAR IN JANUARY TO $1.369 TRILLION WITH LARGE PUBLIC WORKS AND RESIDENTIAL GAINS, MODEST PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL GROWTH Mild Weather in Many Parts of the Country May Have Boosted Monthly Results; Construction Officials Caution that the Coronavirus May Impact Deliveries of Materials Manufactured in Hard-Hit Countries

CONSTRUCTION OUTLAYS SOAR IN JANUARY TO $1.369 TRILLION WITH LARGE PUBLIC WORKS AND RESIDENTIAL GAINS, MODEST PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL GROWTH Mild Weather in Many Parts of the Country May Have Boosted Monthly Results; Construction Officials Caution that the Coronavirus May Impact Deliveries of Materials Manufactured in Hard-Hit Countries Construction spending in January increased 1.8 percent to […]

Edmond City Manager Speaks to OMCA

Larry Stevens, City Manager of Edmond, Oklahoma, addressed the February OMCA Membership Luncheon at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City. Larry talked about what is going on in Edmond currently, and what is coming up related to infrastructure projects.

February 11 2020 0Comment

Three Out Of Four Construction Firms Plan To Add Workers To Meet Strong Demand For Projects In 2020, But Worries Grow About Labor Supply And Quality

Contractors Expect Demand to Expand in Every Market Segment Next Year despite Signs of a Slowing Economy As They Increase Compensation and Adopt Productivity-Boosting Technologies to Cope with Worker Shortages Despite signs the overall economy may be slowing, most construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring will expand in 2020, yet even more firms […]

House Ways and Means Committee Holds Infrastructure Financing Hearing, Discusses Way Forward on Funding an Infrastructure Package

On Jan. 29, the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over federal financing tools and revenue raising measures, held a hearing on infrastructure financing options. The hearing ran in conjunction with the House Democrats releasing their framework for a broad infrastructure bill. The committee heard from a broad swath of witnesses who […]

February 11 2020 0Comment

Construction Employment Increases In 211 Out Of 358 Metro Areas From December 2018 To 2019 As Firms Struggle To Find Qualified Workers To Hire

Construction employment grew in 211, or 59 percent, out of 358 metro areas between December 2018 and December 2019, declined in 73 and was unchanged in 74, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms report they are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to hire, which likely undermined employment gains in some parts of the country. “There are not […]

August 23 2016 0Comment

Signing the Alliance Agreement with OSHA

Signing the alliance agreement between OMCA, Oklahoma Dept. of Labor and OSHA. Pictured left to right: Jim King, Diana Jones (ODOL), David Bates (OSHA), Rick Moore, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Melissa McLawhorn Houston

August 23 2016 0Comment

OMCA Benefits of Being A Member

Oklahoma’s Secretary of Transportation and Director of ODOT Speaks to OMCA. Being a member of Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association gets you access to influential speaking engagements. Here are more benefits of being an OMCA member: 1. We just sponsored a four-hour training course for people who hold a water license from DEQ, which is required […]

August 23 2016 0Comment

What is OMCA PAC?

The Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association Political Action Committee is the arm of OMCA that leagally contributes to political campaigns. OMCA PAC was founded in 1999. OMCA PAC Events Two times annually, we will give you and opportunity to contribute to OMCA PAC at events. You May still contribute if you do not attend the events. […]