Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

AGC Releases Workforce Development Plan 2.0
Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said shortages pose a significant risk to future economic growth.
AGC also released a new Workforce Development Plan that identifies steps federal officials should take to support construction workforce development, including doubling the funding for career and technical education over five years and allowing more people with construction skills to legally enter the country. The plan also outlines new recruiting steps the association is taking, including launching a targeted digital advertising recruiting campaign and investing in innovative workforce solutions.
For more information, contact Jim Young at youngj@agc.org or (202) 547-0133 Claiborne Guy at claiborne.guy@agc.org or 703-837-5382.


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