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Enroll your promising employees NOW in the South Florida AGC Carpentry Apprentice Program.

ENR, Forbes, Barron's, and many newspapers and Construction periodicals are warning of the growing shortage of skilled construction workers. Your business will be affected.

Construction Employment Increased in 39 States and D.C. From a Year Ago and in 29 States and D.C. From March To April As “Fragile” Recovery Continues

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2014 Legislative ends with some victories and no losses. In spite of not securing passage of needed minor changes to the Florida P3 (Public-Private Partnerships) legislation, the overall 2014 session was another success for the construction industry and AGC. See link for full legislative report.

Broward County Commission Passes “Hard-to-Hire” resolution. In spite of vigorous opposition from AGC and the construction industry, the Broward County Commission unanimously passed the so-called “Hard-to-Hire” resolution on county contracts over $500,000.00. The commission puts the responsibility of hiring those without a high school diploma or GED, convicted felons, mentally or physically impaired, veterans, and homeless on the backs of contractors. See the complete resolution on the link below.

The SFAGC, the ABC and the CASF have joined together to survey contractors and subcontractors to determine the next step toward an industry-wide voluntary uniform safety training program. See link for details and to respond to the survey.

The South Florida AGC started the Apprenticeship Program in 1989, and has trained hundreds of apprentices to become qualified Journeymen, Foremen, Supervisors, Project Managers and some have gone on to own their own construction business.

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