08.21.19 Media Advisory – Release New Data Showing the Severity of Construction Worker Shortages


Officials to Release New Data Showing the Severity of Construction Worker Shortages Nationwide and By Region and State* During Media Call on Tuesday, August 27 at 1 P.M. EDT


On Tuesday, August 27 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk will release new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages nationwide and by region and state* during a media conference call at 1-800-875-3456 (use passcode: “Brian Turmail”).  The new data is based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms and includes details on how many firms are coping with labor shortages, the possible causes for tight labor conditions – including drug use – and their impact on the industry and broader economy.  

Stephen Sandherr and Ken Simonson, the association’s CEO and chief economist respectively, will release the new worker shortage data and identify measures public officials should take to address labor shortages. Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing for Autodesk Construction Solutions at Autodesk, will discuss how technology can help address workforce shortages. And construction contractors will discuss local labor conditions and the steps they are taking to cope with them. 

WHO:             Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

                        Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

                        Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing, Autodesk Construction Solutions, Autodesk, Boston, MA

                        Construction Contractors

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

              WHEN:          1 p.m. EDT

                                    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

WHERE:       1-800-875-3456

                        Verbal Passcode: “Brian Turmail”

CONTACT:  Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or turmailb@agc.org.

*State data available for Ala., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Iowa, Ky., La., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.C., N.Y., Ohio, Ore., S.D., Tenn., Texas, Va. and Wash.