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Contractor Jobs Hit Highest Level Since June 2009

April 5, 2014 4:43 pm

Residential and Nonresidential Employment Both Increase but Ongoing Exodus of Experienced Workers Raises Urgency of Strengthening Public Measures to Attract and Train Workers, Association Officials Warn

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the pool of available workers is declining rapidly, raising the prospects for significant labor shortages if demand continues to expand.

“The rate of construction hiring more »

AGCO API Integration Available through Charter Software’s ASPEN Dealership System

March 31, 2014 4:47 pm

AGCO dealers using Charter Software’s popular ASPEN dealership management system can now access the new AGCO electronic transactions using the ASPEN AGCO Communications Interface. The latest enhancement to the program includes Phase I of AGCO Parts Integration (API) a new, voluntary AGCO dealer program with multiple benefits.

Currently, the API integration provides participating dealers with an automated process for submitting parts data from ASPEN to AGCO’s D2D Exchange, a program that makes parts inventory visible between AGCO dealers to assist them with selling parts. The second phase the API integration with ASPEN will allow dealers to submit data to AGCO for analysis to more »

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