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We hear it often -
that finding qualified
employees in the current
construction market is
difficult. But according to
The Associated General
Contractors (AGC) of
employment grew by
5,000 jobs in April, which
was the highest level in
more than nine years.
"Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a
faster rate than the broader
economy during the past year
as demand for their services
remains strong," CEO Stephen
E. Sandherr said. But he noted
that many would likely have
added even more if they could
find qualified people.
Construction employment, AGC notes, totaled 6,877,000 in April, which was an increase
of 5,000 from March and 173,000 from a year
ago. But still, more work has to be done, as AGC
construction officials reported that labor shortages were becoming more severe after years
of under-investment in career and technical
"They urged Congress and the Trump administration to enact a measure to increase funding and flexibility for the Perkins Act, which
provides federal funds for career and technical
education," AGC says.
"It is time for our elected officials to start signaling to students that high-paying construction jobs should be on the menu of possible
career choices," Sandherr commented. "The
best way to send that signal is to provide the
funding and flexibility to set up programs that
expose more students to the opportunities that
exist in construction careers."
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