AGC of America is working to modernize the way the industry recruits and to connect the many different, disparate, workforce development efforts across the nation.


AGC of America operates a comprehensive workforce development campaign called “Construction is Essential.” It is designed to modernize the way the industry recruits, harnessing the power of targeted digital advertising. Our targets?  Prospective workers and their parents or guardians.  They receive messages about how construction is essential and how construction careers offer great pay and rewarding benefits.

The campaign is designed to be run in partnership with chapters and member firms who are willing to match our investments in a localized targeted digital advertising campaign. The advertising effort encourages people to sign up for new construction careers or training programs, depending on the preferred local pathway.


AGC of America will hold its 2nd Annual National Construction Industry Workforce Summit in Phoenix on November 3rd and 4th, 2022. This event will bring together construction professionals, educators and chapter staff involved in workforce development efforts.

Summit participants will share workforce development success stories with each other and through a series of interactive TED Talk-style presentations. And they will spend time crafting solutions to some of the key workforce challenges impacting the industry.

Participants will also have an opportunity to visit a local construction career day event taking place in Phoenix and learn from organizers about the steps required to successfully plan such an event.