Release of Nationwide Construction Employment and Business Forecast for 2010 at 1 p.m. EST Jan. 20


On Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. EST, the Associated General Contractors of America will release its construction employment and business forecast for 2010 during a media conference call at (888) 299-4099 (verbal pass code VT64810). The forecast will include the estimated percentage of construction companies planning to hire or lay people off during the year, as well as growth projections for all construction, including stimulus-funded construction projects this year. The forecast will also include an updated assessment of the impacts of the stimulus on the construction industry. State-by-state forecasts are available for most states.

During the call, association chief executive officer Stephen Sandherr and chief economist Kenneth Simonson will release the forecast and explain its significance for broader economic and employment growth for this year. Representatives of the construction community will be on the call to discuss their companies’ hiring and business prospects for the year as well.

WHO: Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America

Construction contractors from across the country

WHAT: Release of 2010 national, and state-by-state* construction employment and business forecast.

WHEN: 1 p.m. EST

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2009

WHERE: Toll-Free Call-in Number: 1 (888) 299-4099

Verbal Pass code (to be given to the operator): VT64810

CONTACT: Brian Turmail, (703) 459-0238 or [email protected].

*State-by-state data available for most states