Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers

Firms Are Boosting Pay and Benefits, Adding New Training Programs and Adopting New Technologies to Cope, but Labor Shortages Threaten Broader Economic Growth as Officials Outline Federal Measures to Help Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according [...]

2019-09-06T15:38:32+00:00September 6th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Contractors Raise More than $300,000 to Support Scholarships for Skilled Workers

Total Fund Will Exceed $800,000, Additional Funding Available for Maine Students Contractors review donated items for the silent auction. The Associated General Contractors of Maine Education Foundation announced following a Gala Event that contractors have committed to more than $300,000 in additional funds for Maine students pursuing construction careers. The total fund balance [...]

2019-08-01T11:38:19+00:00August 1st, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Bipartisan Senate Measure Will Help Improve Nation’s Aging Road and Bridge Network

Construction Official Urges Senate and House Officials to Build on the Work of Senators Barrasso and Carper by Passing a Bipartisan, Bi-cameral Highway and Transit Bill as Soon as Possible The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in support of the newly introduced, bipartisan [...]

2019-07-29T15:25:52+00:00July 29th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

AGC Maine’s Statement on Governor Mills Veto of Bills Designed to Stop Clean Energy Development and Clean Energy Jobs

The Associated General Contractors of Maine applauds Governor Janet Mills decision to veto two bills targeting the New England Clean Energy Connect and setting the stage for a new threat to the state’s permitting process. “Maine construction workers are hopeful the project will receive a fair process, and in the end, we can build a [...]

2019-06-13T14:27:43+00:00June 12th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Contractor’s Event to Raise Funds for Education Foundation to Help Maine Students Pursuing Construction Careers

MEDIA ADVISORY Contractor’s Event to Raise Funds for Education Foundation to Help Maine Students Pursuing Construction Careers New England Patriots Superbowl Champion Rob Ninkovich to Speak A new effort to help increase the education and training of Maine’s workforce includes raising money to increase the capacity of the association’s education foundation. On Friday, May 17, [...]

2019-05-16T14:05:54+00:00May 16th, 2019|News, Press Releases|