The Associated General Contractors of America joined the national Hiring Our Heroes program as part of the construction industry's effort to add one hundred thousand veterans over the next five years. The new partnership will make it easier for construction contractors to find, recruit, and hire veterans.
The new partnership will give member firms access to job fairs and other recruiting tools operated by the US Chamber of Commerce foundations Hiring Our Heroes program.
The new partnership comes at a time when two-thirds of construction firms report having a hard time finding skilled workers to fill positions. The partnership with Hiring Our Heroes will make it easier for firms to fill vacancies with highly qualified workers and will be a key part of the association's Workforce Development Plan.
Construction firms already...