Pushes Congress to Address Workforce Needs
On April 22, AGC of America in partnership with AGC of Virginia and R.E. Lee & Son Inc. hosted Representative Denver Riggleman (R-VA) for a tour of a construction project in Charlottesville, VA. The tour took place at the more than 5,000 square foot addition that R.E. Lee & Son, Inc., is building for ReadyKids, a local non-profit for early childhood development. While touring the site, construction officials and Rep. Riggleman discussed the need for Congress to address the workforce shortage in the construction industry and pass a long-term infrastructure bill. They noted that a January 2019 AGC of America survey of Virginia construction contractors found that 92 percent of those contractors are having a hard time filling some or all positions. To see the full press release from the visit click here.
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