Construction employs about 26,000 people statewide and accounts for about $3 billion of Montana’s Gross Domestic Product. Despite the influence the construction industry wields in our state, MCA members struggle on a daily basis with attracting new, skilled employees. According to the AGC’s 2018 Construction Outlook, 80 percent of firms struggle to find qualified employees. Your business can be part of the solution.
Whether your business is small, medium, or large, seemingly minor efforts on your part can have a major impact on the career choices of students in your community. The construction industry needs to reach Montanans at a young age to let them know jobs in construction can provide a fulfilling future. If you think about it, we can’t afford NOT to let them know.
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