Welcome to AGC Georgia
For visitors looking to learn more about AGC Georgia, we are the leading, statewide professional trade association representing the commercial construction industry in Georgia. We are one of 89 chapters affiliated with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) representing over 26,000 firms nationwide. Our collective voice and clout at the national, state and local level is unmatched by other groups giving us a clear advantage in advocating policies and programs to protect what is in the best interest of member firms and the industry.
Construction Disconnected Report
August 1, 2018
New research from PlanGrid and FMI identifies factors costing the construction industry more than $177 billion annually.
Toolbox Introduces Elementary Students To Construction
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by Parish Walton
April 30, 2018
One way to fight the gaping hole in the construction workforce is to introduce construction to students at an early age. Jeffrey "J" Prothero is doing just that with Toolbox.
President Kuntz on Atlanta's craft labor shortage
The increase in metro Atlanta development has created an incredible demand for construction workers. The Georgia Department of Labor reports that construction industry jobs in metro Atlanta have grown by 7.6 percent, the most growth of any industry. Despite the surge, there is a still a shortage of skilled workers at all levels.
Member Eckardt Electric drafts local high school student; featured in AJC
As many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 prepare for years of student debt, Berkmar High School senior Alexander Avellaneda will be earning a wage. He's the first member of the Gwinnett County school's Architecture and Construction Academy to graduate and get a job with a community business partner. To celebrate this milestone, the school held a "signing day" of sorts in the construction lab. "Growing talent in our backyard helps in recruitment and retention and having good people in management and beyond," said Ashton Watt, personnel and recruiting manager at Eckardt Electric, who attended the ceremony. Watt said his company could be the model for others.
Cobb County CTAE success stories; Dunham featured
If it has to do with workforce development, AGC Georgia is at the table. We are proud to see the final results of this video featuring Cobb County CTAE construction success stories. Included are great interviews from our industry partner Zach Fields with CEFGA and our CEO, Mike Dunham. Thanks to our member, Holder Construction Co., for being a strong supporter of work-based learning!
Construction Employment Reaches 10-year High as Industry A19,000 jobs in July and 303,000 for the Year; Industry Unemployment Sets Record Low
Published August 3, 2018 by AGC of America
Construction Officials Say Firms Would Likely Have Added More Workers if they Could Find Them, Urge Education Officials to Do More to Encourage Students to Consider High-Paying Construction Careers
Construction employment increased by 19,000 jobs in July and by 303,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, while the industry’s unemployment rate and level hit an all-time low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said it was likely firms would have added even more workers if they could find qualified candidates to hire.
“The construction industry has added workers at nearly three times the rate of the economy as a whole, and the job gains are showing up in both residential and non-residential construction,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “But it is getting ever harder for contractors to find workers despite offering above-average pay and good career advancement opportunities.”
In November, AGC Georgia’s regional Workforce Development Alliances will host Skills Challenges in Augusta, Gainesville, Griffin and Moultrie. These four events offer the opportunity for hundreds of students to compete, representing 50+ high schools, in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, welding, A/V production and Team Works.
To learn more, including how to become a sponsor or judge, click here.
Fall Leadership Conference
You and your guests are invited to join at the Grove Park Inn in beautiful Asheville, NC for AGC Georgia's Fall Leadership Conference. This annual conference brings Chapter members together for learning, recreation, socializing and fun you don't want to miss!
To learn more about the event, click here.