Published September 8th, 2015
The Associated General Contractors of America has released the results of a nationwide survey they conducted to better understand worker demand in the construction industry.
With 1,358 survey respondents, it was found that a staggering 86% of them are having difficulty filling both hourly craft and salaried professional positions. Seventy-nine percent noted difficulty filling one or more of the 21 hourly craft professional positions; especially carpenters, sheet metal installers and concrete workers.
More than half of firms who were asked reported that they are also having a hard time filling positions for project managers/supervisors, engineers, and estimators.
Many firms reported increasing base pay to attract more workers.
AGC hopes to address growing worker shortages by recommending a set of guidelines, including increased funding for vocational programs and making it easier to hire veterans.
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