IEC Testifies Before Congress on Labor Shortage

On September 7, IEC National President Bruce Seilhammer testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access at a hearing titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” Seilhammer informed the Subcommittee of the challenges faced by merit shop electrical contractors to find qualified electricians and how government-mandated ratios limit their ability to employ and train the electricians of the future. Other panelists included an economist from the Mercatus Center, a non-profit think tank, a member of the National Grocers Association, and a senior staff person from The Manufacturing Institute.