The Associated General Contractors of America has signaled its commitment to hire military veterans.

The group added its signature to Hiring Our Heroes campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It aims to bring 100,000 veterans into the construction industry within five years.

 “Construction firms are always eager to hire veterans because they make such great professionals,” said association CEO Stephen E. Sandherr. “The only thing keeping many of our members from hiring vets is figuring out how to find them. This new partnership will make it easier for construction firms to find, recruit and hire veterans.”

Sandherr said his members likely already employ a number of veterans, since federal data says vets are more likely to consider construction careers. However, accurate figures are hard to come by, he added.

“As the economy continues to expand, our members will be looking to hire even more veterans than they already do,” Sandherr said.