In its latest construction hiring survey, the AGC found that 74 percent of more than 1,000 member firms plan to add to their payroll in 2022. And three quarters of the civil contractors and engineers who responded to a recent quarterly survey by a Dodge Construction Network partnership are upbeat about their workload this year and plan to hire more workers to meet the need. Asked about worker recruitment and retention, the majority of respondents expect a reputation for solid benefits and high pay to carry them through hiring challenges. In fact, they consider high pay their best tool to recruit workers under age 30. Civil contractors recruit via traditional advertisements and working with industry organizations and local unions. The Dodge partnership’s survey found that respondents believe local trade unions are the best route to workforce recruiting.