Officials to Release New Data Showing the Severity of Construction Worker Shortages Nationwide and By Region and State* During Media Call on Tuesday, August 29 at 1 P.M. EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — On Tuesday, August 29 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will release new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages nationwide and by region and state* during a media conference call at 1-888-585-9008 (passcode/room number 351-734-823). The new data is based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms and includes data on how many firms are coping with labor shortages and what some of the possible causes are for tight labor conditions.

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Stephen Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer, and Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist, will release the new worker shortage data and identify measures public officials should take to increase the supply of qualified workers. Construction contractors will discuss construction labor conditions in their markets. Following the announcement, Sandherr and the contractors will answer questions.

WHO: Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.
Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.
Aaron Benike, President, Benike Inc., Rochester, Minn.
Yolanda McIntosh, Corporate EEO Officer, Lunda Construction Co., Rosemount, Minn.
Sean Ray, Craft Workforce Development Manager, Sundt Construction, Phoenix, Ariz.
Sarah Hodges, Director of Construction Business Line, Autodesk, Manchester, N.H

WHAT: Release of New Data Showing Severity of National, Regional and State* Construction Worker Shortages

WHEN: 1 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WHERE: 
Toll-Free Call-in Number: 1-888-585-9008
Passcode/Room Number: 351-734-823

CONTACT: 
Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or .

*Regional data available for the Northeast, South, Midwest and West. State data available for Ala., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Mich., Minn., Mo., Neb., N.C., N.Y., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Pa., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Va., Wash. and Wis.

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Media Contact:
Brian Turmail: 703-459-0238

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Located in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.

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Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone:(703) 548-3118 - Local
      (800) 242-1767 - Publications

Fax: (703) 548-3119

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