October is Careers in Construction Month, creating the perfect opportunity to highlight the many career opportunities within the construction industry—especially given the currently estimated 500,000 open construction positions in the United States. ABC National has developed outreach materials including a draft letter to the editor, social media assets to share and educational resources to help ABC members and volunteers promote Careers in Construction Month in local markets throughout the month. Visit workforce.abc.org for more information on how ABC can help you find career opportunities in the construction industry.

ABC partner Build Your Future needs your help spreading awareness. BYF has a number of online resources to make it easy to participate. If you plan on holding a Careers in Construction Month event, register it with BYF for added publicity. Explore their Careers in Construction Month webpage to find a media kit, proclamation information and guide, link to submit your project to the I BUILT THIS! video contest and more. Proclaim October 2018 as Careers in Construction Month in your state and help spread knowledge about opportunities in the construction industry. Let BYF know when you file and receive your proclamation—get your state on the map today!

For more information, contact Rachel O’Grady at ogrady@abc.org.