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AGC and HCSS released the results of their annual highway work-zone survey in May, and the key finding was that 60% of highway contractors reported motor vehicle crashes at their construction work zones during the past year. Even more troubling is that 30% of the firms reporting work zone crashes said they had happened five or more times during the prior 12 months.
Workforce development is needed now more than ever, as a result of the pandemic that continues to plague the industry and the globe. AGC of America’s report, released in January, shows that only 35 percent of respondents plan to add staff this year and more than half of contractors (54 percent) are having difficulty finding qualified workers to expand their headcount or replace departing staff. This infographic captures some of the key findings of that report. For more information, please read 2021 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook in the March/April issue. “Expecting a Lean Year”
“Contractors are very optimistic about demand for construction in 2020. At the same time, many construction executives are troubled by labor shortages and the impacts those shortages are having on operations, training and safety programs, and bottom lines.” – Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC of America, CEO
“Workforce shortages remain one of the single most significant threats to the construction industry.” ~ Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC of America’s chief executive officer
2019 Work Zone Safety Study Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported in the last 12 months there being at least one crash involving a moving vehicle at a highway work zone they operate.
U.S. construction spending totaled $1.3 trillion in 2018. This investment supported a total of more than $4 trillion of spending throughout the economy. In addition, the U.S. construction industry has more than 7.4 million employees.
Expecting Growth to Continue: 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook. Seventy-nine percent of firms plan to increase their headcount in 2019, a recent AGC survey indicates. Read more in the March/April issue.
Expecting Growth to Continue: 2018 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook. Find out what contractors expect for the construction industry in 2018 in the March/April issue.
No matter the type of construction work your company performs or the job function you have, AGC has a volunteer opportunity for you. Get involved with the national association today and help shape the future of the industry. Read more in the . Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Constructor Magazine