Construction Industry Pledges 100,000 Jobs for Veterans

At a recent Veterans’ Employment in Construction symposium, construction employers and associations pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

The symposium also included information on how to access veterans’ employment services at over 2,600 American Jobs Centersacross the country; details of registered apprenticeship programs; and an overview of credentialing and certifications for veterans interested in careers in the construction industry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that construction is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, with job growth of more than 1.5 million jobs between now and 2022.

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