CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IN JANUARY REACHES HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008; CONTRACTORS RAISE PAY FASTER THAN OTHER SECTORS IN EFFORT TO FILL OPENINGS

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association urged public officials to strengthen training and education programs to…