Construction Employment Increases Despite Ongoing Labor Shortage


According to recent data from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment grew in 275 (76%) out of 358 metro areas between January 2018 and January 2019, declined in 39 (11%) and was unchanged in 44.  The AGC said demand for construction in most parts of the country appears to be outstripping the supply of qualified workers to hire.  Indeed…

“Contractors in most parts of the country are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to keep pace with strong, and growing, demand for construction,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Expanding the number of high school programs that expose students to the fact construction is a rewarding career path will put more young adults into high-paying construction jobs.”

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