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Through its newsletter The Builder, the weekly Builder Blast email and its bi-annual magazine Building Chicago, the Builders Association strives to keep its members informed on events and developing trends in the Chicagoland construction industry. View the most recent issues of newsletter and the Blast below, and members can view stories by topic and previous issues by clicking on the links to the right.
The Builder, Volume 16, Issue 3
The Builder Blast For May 15
- Illinois Construction Employment Declined Over Past Year
- By Abby Koppers, May 20, 2013
An analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department shows that Illinois has lost the largest number of construction jobs (12,900) between April of 2012 and April of 2013. Illinois also lost more jobs (7,900) than any other state between March and April of 2013. Association officials explain that the decline has been caused by federal spending cuts and a weak demand from the private sector.
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Volume 16, Issue 3