AGC Releases Video Message on Workforce Crisis
“The construction industry is facing a workforce crisis that could threaten our nation’s economic vitality,” said Doug Pruitt, vice president of AGC of America and chairman and CEO of Sundt Construction in a video press release intended to educate the public.
The U.S. construction industry is predicted to be among the economy’s top 10 largest sources of job growth with total employment expected to reach 7.8 million by 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During this same time period, the need for new entrants of construction craft workers is expected to hit 185,000 annually.
The industry alone cannot solve the nation’s workforce problem. Pruitt called on government leaders, educators, owners, and the construction industry to unite in an effort to address the root of the problem: America’s education system is leaving behind many students who are not college-bound and who need an education that prepares them to be a productive part of the workforce.
Click here to view Pruitt’s three-minute video message. Click here for a fact sheet on the construction workforce.
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