Builders say U.S. construction jobs will be lost from steel tariffs

The nation’s largest trade group for the construction industry says nearly 30,000 jobs could be lost in the building trades from the steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump is imposing. Associated General Contractors of America says rising steel and aluminum prices will make some construction projects unaffordable and, as a result, thousands of jobs tied to those projects will be jeopardized.  “These new tariffs will cause significant harm to the nation’s construction industry, put tens of thousands of high-paying construction jobs at risk, undermine the president’s proposed infrastructure initiative, and potentially dampen demand for new construction projects for years to come,” Stephen Sandherr, AGC’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.


Source: Journal Sentinel

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