Construction Firms Struggle to Find Qualified Workers

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently conducted a survey (with over 1,000 participants) to examine the number of construction firms suffering from labor shortages. The survey revealed that 83% of contractors are struggling to find qualified workers.

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“30% of employers reported having a hard time filling all key professional and craft worker positions.

71% of employers reported trouble filling carpenter position; 66% reported trouble finding equipment operators; 60% reported trouble finding plumbers; and 59% reported finding cement masons.

55% have increased pay and/or benefits to retain and/or recruit construction craft workers.

Take Away: As the construction industry continues to recover from the recession, qualified employees will likely be in shorter supply and demand increased compensation.”



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