Use AGCHelp for Labor and Build Your Workforce
Contractors are using AGCHelp for common labor on their jobs – from one day to indefinite assignments – and at the same time building a workforce.
Some of the contractors using AGCHelp are Dunn Construction, Summit Electric, Bright Future Electric, Moore Corporation and Weaver, LLC. The program is all-inclusive, providing labor to contractors on a temporary basis – from one day to indefinite assignments. Since AGCHelp is the employer, the contractor has no additional burden beyond the fee.
AGCHelp is a concept created by the Alabama AGC to help build a stable, skilled workforce for the construction industry. Workers are paid $10 per hour. Cost to the contractor is $13.90 per hour. Fifty cents per hour worked in the program is retained to pay for craft education for AGCHelp participants.
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AGC has teamed up with HELP, Inc., an employee leasing firm that offers service in multiple states, to provide the service and build a craft education fund and a skilled workforce. Currently, AGCHelp is providing entry-level labor through the program. These employees are drug tested and have received safety and basic skills training, so they are ideal for any contractor with a need for common labor.
“The Alabama AGC is offering training such as the OSHA 10-Hour and a flagger course so that the AGCHelp labor force is able to provide safe and efficient labor on your job,” said Bill Caton, Alabama AGC director of special projects. “All of the employees are drug tested and are being put through the OSHA 10. We held a MUTCD and flagger course at the request of Dunn Construction so they could use AGCHelp labor on their road projects.
“The Alabama AGC is willing to offer other specialized training for the AGCHelp l;abor force as requested by our contractors.”
“AGCHelp’s goal is for employees to work with multiple contractors so the employees can receive broad experience in the construction industry,” Caton said. “Employees will be available for hire after they have worked one year in the program. This allows AGCHelp to build a craft education fund.”
HELP, Inc. will hire as many employees as possible from the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama, which allows CEFA to continue to procure Workforce Investment Act training money to offer basic skills and safety training to unemployed and under-employed workers.
Alabama AGC will provide the administrative assistance needed to operate the program as a service to the industry at no charge. Contact Bill Caton at 451-1411 or email@example.com for more information.